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This Ain't Your Father's Pong

Mangesh Hattikudur

Coming from a land where snooker, badminton and kabbadi (look it up) are considered sports, I was thrilled to see that people in the video game industry have finally acknowledged the raw athletic inte

This is your mouse on drugs


I'm not sure the folks at the University of Utah created "Mouse Party" as an anti-drug effort - it looks like it's aimed at neuroscience students, not smack-addled teenagers - but

Americans know the Simpsons better than the First Amendment. Are we really surprised?

Will Pearson

According to The History Channel Magazine, a recent survey by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that "only 28 percent of Americans are able to name more than one of the five First Amendm

Auntie Maim

David K. Israel

If you're like me, an information and news junkie, you subscribe to a few different magazines, some weekly, some monthly, right?

Ice, ice, baby


With a heat wave sweeping vast swaths of the country, including the swath that encompasses my un-air-conditioned apartment, I've found only two forms of sweet solace: (A) sticking my head in the

Really Real Estate

David K. Israel

Shopping for a house as market prices start to dip? Thinking about moving cross-country? Maybe you just love aerial photographs? Or have a secret voyeuristic side?

Big Brother Wants to Chat

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to The Times of India, the Chinese government is reverting to the same PR tactics used by dot com's in the 90's.

Have a nice day!


What do the Great Fire of Rome, the publication of Mein Kampf, Ted Kennedy's plunge off a Chappaquiddick bridge, the McDonald's massacre, a tidal wave that killed 3,000 Papua New Guineans, a

Mr. T Puts Down the Gold

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to an article in yesterday's Mirror, Mr.

Magic Cans

Will Pearson

Beer drinkers have been dreaming about self-cooling cans for years now.

Lettuce Pray

David K. Israel

I thought I'd post another installment of fun facts generated by searching a random phrase.

He's been walkin' the streets at night, just tryin' to get it right


From McSweeney's, Notes on "Sweet Child O' Mine," as delivered to Axl Rose by his editor: She's got a smile that, it seems to me—Why equivocate?

Bush's potty mouth


Y'all see that Bush was caught using the S-word today? (I'm using y'all since I know mental_floss started in Bama). My personal favorite cussing by a public figure is Gen.

Armchair Field Trip: Ogunquit, Maine


I just got back from a sunburned weekend in the twee little town of Ogunquit and thought I'd share a few things I learned: * If anyone tries to tell you that "Ogunquit" means "b