Three Things I Didn't Know About Calvin Coolidge

Jason English

"¢ While he didn't have much to say, this guy knew how to party.

Am I Missing Something, Or Is Google?

Jason English

Does that little green strawberry stem count as an "l"? I guess it doesn't matter. Valentine's Day is not the day to pick nits.

An unfortunate juxtaposition

Ransom Riggs

I noticed this driving down Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles the other day.

Visualizing the Blog "Echo Chamber"

Chris Higgins

Last week we looked at Ben Fry's Atari 2600 Cartridge Source Code project, which used game source code to make attractive, data-rich images. But Mr.

Lights, camera, squid attack

Ransom Riggs

The deep-sea squid is a strange beast, and the more we learn about it, the stranger it gets.


Try our Candy Hearts match-up and find out if your heart rules your head (or vice versa).   Thanks to the ACME Heart Maker for generating the

On Music: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

David K. Israel

Sergei Prokofiev was one of those precocious Mozartian geniuses, composing his first piece at the age of five and his first opera at the age of seven.

A Winter Dose of Toys


It's a prime month to be loving (or missing) New York--you can distract yourself from the windchill by attending Westminster, or V-day-induced power ballad parties, crashing the Toy F

The Power of Lava

Jason English

The only soap I ever begged my parents for was Lava. I can remember using it in science class after a particularly messy lab.

The world's least fresh fish

Ransom Riggs

Don't expect this guy to show up on your local fish market's list of daily specials -- he's over 380-million years old.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: Tyra Banks, Not Sane


One of the distinct  displeasures of full-time employment--and of not having TiVo--is the inability to watch daytime television.

Image Not Found

Jason English

Had to share this image, or lack thereof. The peril of high-tech billboards in the digital age. [Photoshop fun provided by Werbewunderland, via

How To Love Like a Genius

Will Pearson

For the past 5 years, mental_floss has been on a mission to help our readers live like geniuses.

Spamusement: Poorly-drawn cartoons inspired by actual spam subject lines!

Chris Higgins

We have previously covered Spam poetry and eloquent spam, but the time has come for Spamusement, a comic strip based on real spam subject lines received by the author.

Nothing wrong with a nap

Ransom Riggs

In our workaday world, sleeping during the day tends to have some negative associations: laziness, unemployment and depression.