Talking turkey


Here's everything you'll need to impress Uncle Phil at the dinner table tomorrow, courtesy of infoplease: At one time, the turkey and the bald eagle were each considered as the national

Before the stork brought Dumbo...


I know I'm going a little overboard with the Amazing Animal Photos today, but check out these new pictures of an elephant in utero!


David K. Israel

For those at the office today, tomorrow, or Friday, there's sure to be a lot of down time"¦ yAwn. Here's a fantastic way to kill some"¦ especially if you were a Pac-Man freak li

Snacking on Cotton

Mangesh Hattikudur

At first when I read the headlines on edible cotton, I was dreaming of bale-fuls of cotton candy, but apparently, the breakthrough isn't that advanced.

Yo quiero PlayStation 3's?

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to G4's TheFeed, Taco Bell is joining the frenzy for the new PlayStation3, and offering $12,500 worth of tacos, gorditas, or whatever else on their menu to the first person willing to t

Strange 10-legged rocking chair

Mangesh Hattikudur

The first time I glanced at this, I wondered if my eyes doth deceive me.

How To Fly

Maggie Koerth-Baker

According to aeronautical pioneer (and Wright Brothers' arch-nemesis) Glenn Hammond

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Quick! Someone alert Aquaman!


The following story has dolphins, music, and a superhero.

How not to eat your Thanksgiving turkey


In astonishing footage for the BBC's Planet Earth series, the 12ft shark is seen swallowing its victim in virtually a single gulp.

The iPod of kitchens


I was so, so excited when I got my first apartment with a dishwasher. But now I feel a little outdone: Architect and design guru Zaha Hadid continues her non-stop ruling of all things craftable.

While Sir Mix-A-Lot Gently Weeps


We've always thought that friend-of- mental-floss John Green has the best taste in music. Not only does his ringtone sound like the Super Mario theme, he has the best. cover.

America's Drunkest Cities

Will Pearson has put together a list of America's Drunkest Cities.

World's worst manmade ecological disaster

Ransom Riggs

These days, Kazakhstan has more to worry about than the odd British comedian.

The Long Goodbye: RIP, Mr. Altman

Ransom Riggs

They don't make 'em like Robert Altman anymore.

Carbonated Turkey (and Sides!)

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you can't stomach the thought of preparing a Thanksgiving meal, but still want all that dinner table flavor, get yourself a Holiday Pack of Jones Soda.