Pop-Tarts truly are a modern Marvel


Perhaps in an effort to combat the Pop-Tart-flames-of-death effect, which was hugely viral back when Mentos-and-Diet-Coke was just a glint in EepyBird's eye, Kellogg's recently introduced mi

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: 4 Moments in Human Awesomeness


Today, it's gloomy in New York.

Brilliant woman tattoos herself for mental_floss

Will Pearson

mental_floss readers have done many things to express their loyalty over the years. We've seen great pictures of fans reading the magazine at the South Pole.

Pest Pictures Ever

Mangesh Hattikudur

I've always been confused by the "picture says a 1000 words" phrase, mainly because my photography is considerably worse than my writing.

One year later


For the anniversary, the most lyrical tribute I could find, from the 1920s. RBK, DR, and JP: may next year be better than the

This statue is apparently NSFW


Taking a page from John Ashcroft, the city of Warsaw recently deemed a depiction of its own symbol -- a half-naked mermaid featured in the city crest and two statues -- "too erotic" to appea

Dear Mr. Fantasy

Jason English

Tonight is my fantasy football draft.

A miracle?

David K. Israel

If you like classical music, you know it's hard to find a good radio station that plays a wide range of music, not just the usual Beethoven and Mozart hits.

We hate to say we told you so


But, yeah, we told you so. There's a great story on false confessions over at Slate, by the way, which includes the following tidbit: Several hundred people claimed to have abducted the Lindb

Ceci n'est pas un colibri


Our buddy at Neatorama posted this over the weekend and I thought we'd add some factlets to

Geo-stumper: name that monolith!

Ransom Riggs

Unlike my science-fictional counterparts, I'm not one of those solar-system-wide computer network monoliths, planted by a superintelligent alien civilization and designed to shepherd humanity int

Contest: What's the good word?


Stephen Colbert continues his reign as King of Geeks this week; yesterday he took the title for coining the top television buzzwords of the year: "truthiness" and "wikiality." We a

Manual transmissions of the feeblest kind

David K. Israel

Ever get frustrated with the grammar found in operating manuals that come with imported electronic gear? Me shore does. In fact, I generally find them about as frustrating as those pesky salespe

Keep it in your pouch

Mangesh Hattikudur

CNN is reporting that Australia might put their kangaroos on the pill to keep numbers down. Apparently, the kanga population around the nation's capital has skyrocketed in recent years.

Hey environmentalists, this is how you make people listen...

Will Pearson

          I just read a story over at LiveScience about polar bears experiencing genital shrinkage because of industrial pollutants: Polar bears from northernmost Norway, western