THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Also, it's cold, I'm tired, and my feet hurt...

Mary

I know this has been floating around the Interweb for a few months, which means we're a little late with it, but quit your whining and let the Complaints Choir of Helsinki show you how it's

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

15% off the mental_floss Trivia Game. As always, you'll have the opportunity to fill in the discount code during checkout. Today's discount code is

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Inspired by the big news this week

What Happens in Intercourse

Jason English

I just returned from a very enjoyable weekend in picturesque Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The Great American Instant Novel

Mary

I spent all weekend slaving over my first novel, pounding the keyboard of my antique typewriter and tossing crumpled, slightly-less-than-perfect drafts over my shoulder. ...

Gone phishin'

Ransom Riggs

Phishing has certainly grown up since 1996, when a handful of devious hackers gleaned credit card numbers and other information from AOL users (easy marks, sure) by posing as AOL staffers.

Meet Your Candidates for People's Tribune

Mary

Okay, folks, the real election season may be coming to a close but ours is in full swing. Below are your three candidates for People's Tribune.

The tree everybody loves to hate

Ransom Riggs

I live in Los Angeles. Notwithstanding rumors of LA's ugliness, I find it to be a sometimes-quite-charming city, which often has as much to do with the number of trees around as anything else.

Tallest Men in the World

Mangesh Hattikudur

Check out these photos of the two tallest men in the world from damncoolpics.

MIT's Dough Boy

Mary

Trevor Ng is getting his Ph.D. in rheology at MIT's non-Newtonian fluid dynamics research group. What this means is that he plays with dough for a living: His Ph.D.

Style Guide: The Imelda (Marcos) Collection

Mangesh Hattikudur

I love Imelda Marcos, mainly as a punch line, but also because nothing seems to keep that awful woman down.

Electric stimulation applied to brain during sleep improves memory

Will Pearson

As long as you're willing to look like this at night, you too can improve your verbal memory by 8%! Actually, the potential for this kind of technology is pretty cool.

Borat speaks Hebrew?

David K. Israel

So I saw the much-hyped Borat movie over the weekend.

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

15% off our 2007 Secrets Revealed! Wall Calendar. As always, when checking out you'll have the opportunity to enter your discount code. The code for today's special is

Week in Review: The People's Republic of Mental Floss

Mary

Since we're running an election for a People's Tribune (two-and-a-half more days to go!

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