THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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).

A rare moment of seriousness

Mary

The January/February issue of mental_floss featured an unusually sober, and sobering, article -- the second in a series on global conflicts -- that explained the reasons for the Rwandan massacres of 1

Green Gore

David K. Israel

Paramount Pictures has announced that Al Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, is the first carbon-neutral picture to come out of Hollywood. So what does that mean, exactly? According

Yet another thing teenagers and dogs have in common

Will Pearson

Apparently teenagers have discovered a ring tone that adults can't hear. This is true. The ringtone has a very high pitch.

Toniiiiiight, I celebrate my looooove for yoooooou

Mary

Today is Tim's and my second wedding anniversary (cue the oohs and aahs), so over the weekend I was scrambling to come up with a gift made of cotton.

Because Elvis loves you (and you'd like to prove it to the world)

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you've been hunting for the top of the line, Rolls Royce of disposable cameras, this probably isn't it.

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