This is your blog on drugs. Any comments?

Ransom Riggs

Seriously folks, this country has a drug problem, and if you don't believe me, just start calculating what the government has spent on its "war on drugs" since the 80s -- it's in t

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, XVI

Jason English

Every Monday, mental_floss wanders into the archives of The New York Times "“ and wanders out with first mentions worth mentioning.

Weekend Genius Challenge #7 winner

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed our Remixed Songs anagram challenge. The first responder to get all 15 songs correct was Mike!

November 19, 2007

Miss Cellania

Scientists infiltrate cockroach colonies with robots.

Armies Hopped Up on Drugs

Mangesh & Jason

The disinhibiting and pain-numbing effects of drugs make them perfect for turning people into killing machines.

The Week in Review (Plus Some Weekend Nonsense & a T-Shirt Giveaway)

Mangesh & Jason

In case you weren't glued to this site all week, consider this your make-up class.

WEEKEND T-SHIRT SALE! (We've got fitted women's T-s now, too)

Mangesh & Jason

Get excited... It's time for a T-shirt sale! All you have to do is enter the word "shirt" into the discount code, and you'll get 10% off any clever shirt you order.

Weekend Genius Challenge #7: Remixed Songs

It's the weekend again, and I hope you're as happy about that as I am. Following are nonsensical anagrams of the titles of fifteen #1 U.S.

Accent archive fun


One of the best things about calling LA home is the opportunity to live unabashedly through your actor friends.

7 Insane Food Competitions

Mangesh & Jason

The Nathan's Hot Dog"“Eating Contest is only the most famous of all eating contests. And the ones on Fear Factor are only the most contrived.

Friday Happy Hour: November Buffet, III

Jason English

The last two installments were a good time. Let's go the five-random-questions route again this week. 1. Reading is still the top leisure activity for Americans.

50 Reasons to Subscribe to mental_floss (#42, One Scheming Princess)

the mag

With the holidays just a few months away, we're introducing a new feature where we sift through 6 years of print archives and give you a smattering of the best of the _floss.

The Monster of the Andes, The Meanest Man in America, and 7 other Prolific Serial Killers

by Anna Shaw1. Thug

Sci-Fi Starship Size Comparisons

Chris Higgins

Have you ever wondered which is bigger -- Battlestar Galactica, or Battlestar Pegasus? And how do those compare to Deep Space 9?

Nerdy scavenger hunt: who wants to play?

Ransom Riggs

Over the past few weeks, keen-witted fans of flosser emeritus John Green's vlog -- they call themselves nerdfighters -- have been consumed with a mind-bending scavenger hunt, the clues to which h