THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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

Mary

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

Winslow

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

Mary

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

Very brief history of Lebanese-Israeli conflict

Will Pearson

You may have seen this in one of the morning papers but there's an AP write-up on the history of the Lebanese-Israeli conflict.

Foreign Accents, Brain Damage and Madonna

Mangesh Hattikudur

I was thumbing through edits this weekend of mental_floss' upcoming Med School in a Box (kudos to Mary and her husband Tim for churning out such a wonderful project!), when I came across a fact t

How to get into the Guinness Book

Will Pearson

 

The New mentalfloss.com - Pardon Our Progress

Will Pearson

As you can see, mentalfloss.com has a new look and a terrific cast of daily contributors. We think you'll agree it's a knowledge junkie's dream.

Weekend Word Wrap

David K. Israel

Welcome to the first in a series of Friday afternoon posts meant to hold you through the weekend.

Astronauts running low on oxygen? No problem, they've got urine.

Will Pearson

 

Extra, extra

Mary

A la Slate's "Today's Papers," I glean the best stuff from the country's top three newspapers so you don't have to: "Forging Ahead in Moscow," from the LA Ti

Video of "celebrities:" It's genius!

Mary

Sydney Brenner is a brilliant biologist, Freeman Dyson is a fantastic physicist, W.D.

e-motor-cons

David K. Israel

It's hard to remember a time when emoticons weren't part of our typed vernacular.

They're blue, da ba dee, da ba die

Mary

I know it's not nice to make fun of people from "the hills of eastern Kentucky" (I'm from the hills of eastern Georgia, so there's a pot-kettle dynamic), but the Kircher Socie

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