The Help Cat

Chris Higgins

Nintendo Wii users surely get the bulk of their entertainment from actual video games on the console, but there's a bizarre and wonderful little feature in the Photo Channel: the Help Cat.

Weekend Word Wrap

David K. Israel

Today's Word Wrap keeps on with our tradition of bringing you the hippest, most happening new words and phrases being coined, as they're coined...

Live from the Bus

Jason English

What should I write about today? This question is part of my morning routine. Between taking out the dog and hopping in the shower, I search my favorite sites for an answer.

What's worse than snakes on a plane?

Ransom Riggs

Quite possibly, screaming toddlers. At least the snakes kill you; the screaming, like Chinese water torture, just slowly drives you mad.

a mental_floss worksheet: Reverse the Curse

Will Pearson

It's Opening Day! Time to buy some peanuts and Cracker Jack (or at least some soy nuts and rice cakes). Baseball is full of legends, and plenty of legend. But can you tell truth from fiction?

Ohio's Serpent Mound: a mystery for the ages

Ransom Riggs

I am reminded of Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel's remarks during the break of their heavy-metal anthem "Stonehenge": "No one knows who they were ...

A Very Special Large Prokaryote


Meet the beggiatoa.

Three Things I Didn't Know About eBay

Jason English

"¢ Lumberton, NJ, (population 12,000) is the most active community of eBay buyers and sellers, per capita. "¢ Items banned for sale include ammunition, used underwear and teacher's e


Chris Higgins

Following up on yesterday's Movie-a-Minute post, we present: Book-a-Minute, which comes in three flavors: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Bedtime, and Classics.

Presidential "Affairs"

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you thought Bill Clinton's tryst was bad, check out some of the salacious dirt haunting our other famous Presidents... Warren Harding had a 15-year long affair with Carrie Phillips and over

Why I get nothing done

Ransom Riggs

It's funny -- and a little sad -- because it's true. Via

Daft Dave Debut

David K. Israel

I'm sooOOOoooo excited to introduce you all to Daft Dave, a new feature I've been thinking about for some time.

Alarming Situations

Miss Cellania

I am both a night owl and a morning person (which means I'm an insomniac). The only reason I use an alarm clock is to pick the kids up at school on time.

"Neon is wonderful, but it's old school."


Indeed, it is. Maybe you've heard of MJ's plans to memorialize himself in the sands of outer Vegas. Rush & Molloy confirmed yesterday

The Incas' downfall, interpreted via poop

Ransom Riggs

Though they left few written records and began to disappear in the 15th century, scientists have found an unlikely new way to chart the downfall of the once-mighty Incas: by studying the mites which t