THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Brain Game: A Fine Line

Sometimes, two letters can make all the difference.

How Did You Know? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! To remind you of the rules: Every day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Get a life!

Andréa Fernandes

Due to a catastrophic hard drive failure, Miss Cellania is out of commission this week.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Here's what we covered last week—click on any banner to take that quiz.

The mental_floss Summer Reading List

Jason English

There is no shortage of summer reading lists, but none of those lists include the personal recommendations of Chris Higgins, Ethan Trex and your other _floss favorites.

Soaring to New Heights: Constantin Brancusi

Andréa Fernandes

As announced last Saturday, "Feel Art Again" is now also a Saturday feature, though our weekend posts are a little different than usual. Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), requested by rea

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

"¢ The following fantastically cool art links are from Angie—first, pictures made by burying film in the ground and letting bacteria do its thing.

George Dyson on the Birth of the Computer

Chris Higgins

George Dyson returns to TED with a seventeen-minute talk explaining the origins of the digital computer -- in hilarious style.

A Red Phone FAQ

Matt Soniak

The Red Phone, also known as the Red Telephone, the Moscow-Washington hotline and the Hot Line, is a "confidence building measure" and communications system designed to decrease tensions an

The Quick 10: 10 Interesting Runestones

Stacy Conradt

To me, runestones sound like something you find in the World of Warcraft or Harry Potter or something. Indiana Jones, maybe.

5 Reasons Jamie Lynn's Kid might have a Chance

Stefanie Fontanez

Yesterday, a tabloid addicted world oohed and aahed as Britney's kid sister, the 17-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Well, there was more oohing than aahing.

7 Simple Rules For How to Take A Nap

Ransom Riggs

Birds do it, bees do it (we think), even educated monkeys do it. So let's do it, people. Let's fall asleep.

Brain Game: Major League Brain

I've been reading more pro baseball stories lately. Even though I nearly gave up on the sport three or four years ago, I find myself intrigued by some of the goings-on.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Puppy Survives Compactor A puppy in Evansville, Indiana was smashed in a cardboard compactor -and escaped with only a bruise! The female lab-pit bull may have been compacted more than once.

Weekend Word Wrap: Stefano Bertolussi

David K. Israel

It's been a while since I posted a Word Wrap.

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