So THAT'S what 8,900 snow angels would look like

Ransom Riggs

People will do the strangest things to get into the Guinness Book.

Clown College


It's getting to be about that time of year admissions!

Best of the worst foods ever

Ransom Riggs

I say, if you're gonna break that diet, do it in style.

Fun With Ear Wax

Chris Higgins

While researching a new article for the print version of the _floss, I came across some surprising inventions to tackle ear wax. First was the practice of "ear candling," in which a hollo

IQ-tips: tax returns (oy gevalt)

David K. Israel

Yup, it's that time again"¦ perhaps the worst time of the year for everyone except accountants, right? But there's a least one bit of good news this year, courtesty of moneygirl'

Living History

Miss Cellania

Historical reenactment is a marriage of education and role-playing games. Those who are involved with reenactment groups are dedicated to promoting an understanding of history.

Cabled Cloaks for the 'Tari Set



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


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!