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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

Mangesh Hattikudur

Reuters is reporting today that police have ordered a British woman to take down a sign from her front yard that reads "Our dogs are fed on Jehovah's Witnesses." And while her neighbor

Forbidden Friday: Envy

Mary

Oh, the list of blogs we envy: Boingboing, Gawker, Engadget, the HuffPo"¦ Cory, Jessica, Pete, Arianna, link to us!

IQ-Tips

David K. Israel

I know you're all looking forward to the Weekend Word Wrap (wait for it!), but I thought I'd get Friday rolling with a new section I'm going to call IQ-Tips. (ed.

Forbidden Friday: Lust

Mary

If you've got a hot date tonight, you'll definitely want to read the following tidbits from our book Forbidden Knowledge: A Wickedly Smart Guide to History's Naughtiest Bits -- and then

Forbidden Friday: Greed

Mary

It's well established on this blog that I'm fascinated by bank robberies.

AJ says: Wiki humor

Mary

AJ was having computer problems earlier, so I was more than happy to relay this message from him (and take credit for it): I may be way late to this party, but I loved the Onion's parody of Wiki

Forbidden Friday: Seven Deadly Sins to Enjoy before Sunday

Mary

Today I'm in New York, my favorite city of sin (sorry, Vegas), so to honor my surroundings I thought I'd parcel out some goodies from our book Forbidden Knowledge: A Wickedly Smart Guide to

A piece of Egyptian meteorite glass is forever

Mary

In a development that should please AJ to no end, scientists have found a link between the pharoah Tutankhamun and the Tunguska Event (aside from their both starting with T and being impossible to spe

Quick, someone alert the Weekly World News!

Mary

From the New Scientist Short Sharp Science blog: A California conceptual artist claims he has "painstakingly decoded" alien artwork broadcast from deep space.

Amazing Amazon

David K. Israel

I know I joked a couple weeks ago about Amazon.com opening a church, but seems I wasn't too far off! According to today's Variety, "Amazon.com is going from peddler to producer.

First He Inspired 1.5 Bands, Now a Car?!

Mangesh Hattikudur

mental_floss' favorite inventor Nikola Tesla, who famously dreamed up AC current amongst a million other things, and inspired the names for the rock bands Tesla and AC/DC (or at least the first-h

Between a Dog and a Hard Place

Mangesh Hattikudur

In one of the happier stories that I've read today, Reuters is reporting that a Polish man unintentionally saved a 110 lb.

Comma Cazi

David K. Israel

Yesterdaysnoisyposthasgottensomecoolnoisyfeedbackwhichweatmentalfloss alwayswelcome justas wewelcomeproper pun ctua tion, But if you're thinking professor Kosko is the first author to do

What is that thing?

Mary

PZ Myers of Pharyngula is trying to identify the fuzzy thing at right: I got a request to help identify this bizarre creature.

G4 You Break My Heart

Mangesh Hattikudur

I was reading G4's The Feed blog today (which I highly recommend, by the way), when I saw that G4 was strutting about and patting itself on the back for obtaining the exclusive rights to re-broad

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