Homepage MF slider



People Give Kudos All The Time, But What is a Kudo?

Matt Soniak

Nothing, really.

Brain Game: 'O' for 100

Here's a brand new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Basement Vodou

Miss Cellania

The news came out yesterday that a billion people are on Facebook. And just look at the wonderful things they contribute!

5 Questions: Bicycle Parts

Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Forbidden

Joseph Kittinger: The First High-Altitude Jumper

Chris Balogh

Wikimedia Commons Next week, “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner will attempt the highest, fastest free fall in history when he leaps out of a capsule 23 miles above Roswell, New Mexico wearing just a pre

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 72

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

The Missing Links: One Billion Friends

Colin Patrick

It Ain’t A Real Event Until the Internet Memes It The Presidential debate gets the lightsabers and bad photoshopping and McKayla Maroney we all knew were coming. * Slurpee. Old Hot Dog.

A Wooden Adding Machine

Chris Higgins

When I want to add two numbers, I use a calculator. Made of metal.

At the Libraries: Rowling Breaks Records

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

7 Legendary Monsters of South America

Miss Cellania

It should be no surprise that a continent with extremely high mountains, extensive waterways, and dense rainforests filled with undiscovered species would have many legends of monsters.

Name the Triple Crown Winners Since 1900

Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Forbidden

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera finished the 2012 season leading the American League in home runs, runs batted in, and batting average—the first player to accomplish that feat since 1967. Since 1900, 11 other people have won the Triple Crown. How many can you name in three minutes?

How a Murder Trial Inspired the Modern Radio Format

Kara Kovalchik

Wikimedia Commons In its early days, radio was a medium for live entertainment. The dramas, comedies, and music were all performed in the studio at the time of broadcast.

Does Eating Celery Really Result in Negative Calories?

Matt Soniak

Wikimedia CommonsSnake oil salesmen all over the web would have you believe that, for a few easy payments, they'll reveal to you a diet focused on “negative calorie” foods.

Introducing the mental_floss iPad App!

Mangesh & Jason

We're very excited to announce the launch of the iPad version of mental_floss magazine! The app is free, and if you download it now, you can get the new issue free as well (thanks, Boeing).

Brain Game: The Rare Triple

Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge: Four Epistles in the New Testament are divided into two books each, but only ONE is divided into THREE different b