THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Cabled Cloaks for the 'Tari Set

Becky

 

Born on the 29th of February

Jason English

This is not a leap year.

About that whole slavery thing ...

Ransom Riggs

... Virginia is sorry. On the eve of the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Jamestown settlement (in May of 1607), the Virginia state legislature is doing some soul-searching.

Brain Training Toilet Paper

Chris Higgins

Need something to divert you in the bathroom, after you've finished this month's mental_floss magazine? Try this Brain Training Toilet Paper, with puzzles and games printed on each square.

Jack Bauer v. The U.S. Army

Jason English

I've never seen one episode of 24. This is not the result of an aversion to violence, or a protest of terror-related plots. No, I'm just holding out for the right time.

Greg Veis: You Tube Hunter Explores...Humor

Greg

Listen, life is short and if you, like me, work next to a skyscraper being put up by drunkards it could be shorter.

What's worse for you than fast food? Lotsa things.

Ransom Riggs

To quote the late, great king of schizophrenic rock, Wesley Willis: "McDonald's will make you fat!" He was onto something, of course, but now watchdog group Center for Science in the P

The Celebrity Bad Boy Quiz!

Mangesh Hattikudur

What do Owen Wilson, Edgar Allen Poe, and Chevy Chase all have in common? That's right, they were all expelled from their high schools! But can you figure out why?

W(ow) W(ow) Worldometers

David K. Israel

I stumbled onto this site yesterday and it just blew the fingers right off my keyboard. I won't say much other than you've got to spend some time scrolling through this thing!

Notebook Liberation

Jason English

I carry with me a notebook in which I scrawl ideas for future mental_floss entries, always in the form of a question ("What's the true ethnicity of Swedish Fish?" or "Whose mouth i

Why is this so funny to me?

Mangesh Hattikudur

Oh, man... well, I'm definitely not craving sushi anymore. Link via the ever-wonderful

What's next--the Million Father March?

Becky

African Bullfrogs are second in size only to the Rana goliath. Please don't mess with these daddies; fatherhood is kind of their dharma.

The Congressional Bunker

Chris Higgins

In 1959, construction began on a top secret bunker, hidden underneath an expansion wing of the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia.

How To: Convince Others To Do Your Bidding

Maggie Koerth-Baker

Method #1: By Remote Control It's every despot's dream: Tiny electrodes, implanted into the brains of your subjects, compelling them to follow your command. Priceless.

Graffiti is a (fun) crime

Ransom Riggs

Yet more absurdist signage, this time courtesy

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