THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

The 5 Most Ineffective Anti-Drug PSAs of All Time

Will Pearson

Cracked.com has this hilarious collection of the worst anti-drug commercials ever.

This is all Stephen Colbert's fault

Mary

First it was the kangaroos, now it's the elephants that are joining the sexual revolution: Elephants in the Indian state of West Bengal are to undergo a birth control scheme due to a lack of fun

The mind-body problem: now actually a problem

Ransom Riggs

Even if you slept through Philosophy 101, you've probably heard of the mind-body problem: thunk-up by Plato and riffed-upon by Rene "I Think Therefore I am" Descartes, it contends that

The only thing that makes more sense than a gun/guitar

Mangesh Hattikudur

That's right, it's a cooking range/chair. I don't know... it actually looks kind of fun from the pics, and the perfect gadget for keeping your seat toasty in the winter.

Ted Nugent would be so proud

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm not sure what the advantage to owning a guitar created out of a gun is (perhaps people will show more respect the next time you launch into your famous set of ABBA covers?), but the "Esc

Who put lasers in my computer?

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to CNN.com, Intel has just created a silicon-based chip that can shoot lasers?! It's true.

Latin Lover: Quod me nutrit me destruit

David K. Israel

Welcome to the first installment of a new feature I'm calling Latin Lover.

Dr. Seuss' Taxidermy Shop!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Despite being a fairly avid Dr. Seuss fan, somehow I'd never heard about his escapades in taxidermy. But, what an amazing collection!

Angelina Jolie: the new royalty?

David K. Israel

I don't know about where you all live, but here in LA, more and more tattoo removal parlors are opening up around town. Which might make you think ink is passé, right? Well, not for celebs.

Week in Review: MENTAL FLOSS BITES DOG!

Mary

Maybe you've heard, but this week's contest is a bigger deal than usual: Over at Worth 1000, we're looking for a Photoshop artiste to design our upcoming magazine cover on "The Fut

Sugar High

Jason English

Yesterday, we posted about The Condiment Packet Museum. But don't bother clicking if your interest is sugar packets. The curators say sugar packets have been done to death elsewhere.

Celluloid-Stumper: Yiddish goes H'W'D

David K. Israel

You guys have been getting these stumpers far too quickly.

Q: How important is a dictator's mustache?

Will Pearson

A: From Hitler to Mussolini to Saddam, dictators have long relied on their facial topiary to give the illusion of having stiff upper lips. But be careful about offering them any grooming advice.

Veni, Vidi, Viva Las Vegas!

Mary

I've never heard an Elvis cover I liked better than the original... until now. Meet Dr. Jukka Ammondt, who sings the sweet songs of the King in Latin and Sumerian.

Only the 7 Sexiest Librarians of All-time

Mangesh Hattikudur

For some reason I was curious if there were any famous historical figures who worked as librarians earlier in their careers, and I stumbled onto this. Man, what a sexy, sexy list!

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