The Vote in Scotland

The Vote in Scotland

The Blue-Blooded Octopus

The Blue-Blooded Octopus


Brain Game: Math Square #233

Sandy Wood

18 Apple Varieties With Badass Names

Arika Okrent

Some apples names are really just a desperate cry of “look how yummy I am!” Here are 18 varieties that, frankly, don’t care what you think.

Is Kansas Really "Flatter than a Pancake"?

Matt Soniak

In a survey conducted by the American Geographical Society, almost a third of all respondents said that Kansas was the flattest state.

25 Things You Might Not Know About Friends

Meredith Danko

The first episode of Friends aired 20 years ago today. Here's a look back at the series that helped get mental_floss off the ground.

11 Incredible Artworks That Use People as a Medium

Amanda Green

Paint on canvas can create striking images, but if an artist really wants to make an impression, getting people involved can transform art into something truly stunning.

Remembering the Battle of Marathon

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Instant Ramen Hacks

Roma Panganiban

How El Niño Happens

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Great Movie Cars

Roma Panganiban

WWI Centennial: Reims Cathedral Burns

Erik Sass

10 Motherly Facts About Maiasaura

Mark Mancini

Maiasaura ’s name literally means “good mother lizard.” But was it really all that parental? Read on to find out.

4 Things We Learned from The Knick's Creators

Chris Higgins

The Missing Links: Doug the Pug

Rebecca OConnell

Interview: "The Knick" Creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Chris Higgins

Set in 1900, "The Knick" follows life and death in a New York hospital. Oh yeah, and the main character is a surgeon who happens to be addicted to cocaine.

Preserving Lonesome George

Erin McCarthy

After his death, the last Pinta Island Tortoise was preserved by taxidermists and is currently on display at the American Museum of Natural History.