Feel Art Again: "In a Shoreham Garden"

Andréa Fernandes

This past Sunday marked the 203rd anniversary of Samuel Palmer's birth. The British Romantic painter had visionary experiences as a child, which influenced his works.

The New Shapes of Garden Produce

Miss Cellania

Last summer I found myself with a dozen pumpkins and no plans for what to do with them. I ended up giving some away, and using the rest for porch decorations.

Who Are the Top Amazon Reviewers?

Chris Higgins

Slate recently ran an article asking Who is Grady Harp? -- the short answer is, he's one of the top "customer reviewers" on Amazon. But the long answer is a good deal more complex.

The Bible According to Google Earth

Ransom Riggs

Here's a cool idea realized: a Sydney, Australia-based art collective called The Glue Society has re-created scenes from the Bible as if captured by Google Earth's ubiquitous satellites.

Creatively Speaking: Zach Kanin

David K. Israel

It's Zach Kanin week here at mental_floss, and I'm so excited about it, I'm going to lock the Caps and type that all over again: IT'S ZACH KANIN WEEK HERE AT MENTAL_FLOSS! Z

January 29th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Top 60 Little-Known Technology Web Sites (actually 63).

Elsewhere in ghost towns: Kolmanskop


Every time all my favorite people leave town, you're liable to find me whining about how "this place is a ghost town," etc.

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, XXV

Jason English

In case you missed our first twenty-four volumes or the greatest hits edition, let me explain. Every Monday, we head into the archives of The New York Times to find first mentions worth mentioning.

Now's Your Chance To Plan My Trips (Boston, Providence & Los Angeles)

Stacy Conradt

If you asked my friends, they'd tell you I'm not very spontaneous.

The Exhaust Burger

Miss Cellania

Design Boom reported the results of the recent "Dining in 2015" competition.

J.J. Abrams on Tannen's Magic Mystery Box

Chris Higgins


Pictures From Our Readers: Their "Pants"

Ransom Riggs

Last week, we asked our ever-growing army of reader-photographers to send us pictures of their "pants," which was our in-jokey way of referring to some funny, absurd or incongruous thing in

January 28th, 2008

Miss Cellania

10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong. We tend to worry about the wrong things, but it just means we're human. * A Violent History of Time.

On Music: Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" - Was it partly plagiarized?

David K. Israel

Was the unofficial national anthem of the United States lifted from a couple different sources?

6 Not-So-Secret Secret Societies

Floss books

1. The