THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

The Beautiful Game

John

I presume that everyone in America has quit their jobs in order to watch every game of the World Cup (I can't confirm this on account of how I haven't left my apartment since the tournament

Way better than science fair volcanoes

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you've ever worried about the effect of Pop Rocks on soda, you should definitely check out what a Mentos can do to a 2 litre bottle of Diet Coke (like cause a 100 foot geyser).

Unbearable

Mary

If Al Gore wasn't impetus enough, now there's yet another reason to start worrying about global warming: It's forcing polar bears to eat each other.

New study says old people are happier

Will Pearson

Boing Boing linked to an interesting study today from the University of Michigan.

Gym Schmym

David K. Israel

I just found out that licking a stamp consumes 1/10 of a calorie.

Drinking Coffee Before the Alcohol?

Mangesh Hattikudur

CNN has an article today claiming that California researchers believe that drinking coffee can help prevent liver damage.

Even better than a Labradoodle

Mary

Ever since I saw these pictures on Cute Overload last week, I've been trying to convince my landlord that it would be acceptable for me to have a pet alpaca.

iShouldn't

Mangesh Hattikudur

Sure, I could talk about the evolution of toilet paper, from wood bits to hay to American Joseph Gayetty's landmark decision to make a New York toilet paper factory in 1857 and print his name on

Also, I love that they talked about the weather

Mary

This little story sounds like it's straight out of our magazine: 1. It's about mental_floss mascot Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, and their legendary meeting-of-minds. 2.

Is this really a movie?

Will Pearson

 

Watercooler chat in honor of Alexander the Great

Will Pearson

Alex died on this day in 323 B.C. We've got lots of interesting bits on Alex in our new Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets book.

More Gore

David K. Israel

While on the Gorey train, here's a curious fact I discovered on The Progressive Review's site: In college, Gore's roommate was future actor Tommy Lee Jones and the two became great fri

Those Wacky Germans

John

One of my favorite leisure activities is watching the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which admittedly aired like two weeks ago but in my defense I've been getting married and moving and weeping v

Reason #564 why I'd fail the "So You Wanna Be a Buddhist Monk?" test

Will Pearson

According to a Reuters article, "Phnom Penh patriarch Non Nget has told Cambodia's 40,000 Buddhist monks to remain passive while watching World Cup soccer games or be defrocked."

Why You Can't Hear Me Now

Mangesh Hattikudur

I've seen this home-made iPod charger all over the place today (I first saw it posted at Popgadget).

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