There are several ways to look at the world's oil situation — who has the most oil? Who exports the most? Who produces the most? Who uses the most? But for this quiz, let's stick with production. We pulled the top 12 oil-producing countries from the CIA World Factbook. How many can you name in three minutes?
You probably bragged about defeating them on school buses and playgrounds and wherever else you talked video games with your friends. How well do you remember these notable Nintendo bad guys from the 1980s and 1990s?
Sam Houston is the only person in United States history who was a governor of two states (Texas and Tennessee), a U.S. Senator (Texas), a chief military commander for another country (Republic of Texas), and a President of another country (Republic of Texas).
The deadline for our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway is fast approaching. All you have to do is tell us, in 750 words or less, why you should win. But you have to tell us by January 31st. If you win one of our scholarships, go on to college and then make it big in the world of film, perhaps we'll include you in a future edition of the "So, Where'd You Go To College?" game.
This quiz comes from ‘The Worksheet’ on page 22 of the latest mental_floss magazine (pick yours up wherever brilliant/lots of magazines are sold). Let’s test your knowledge of down-and-out flavors and up-and-coming artists. Then tell us how you did.
(This quiz was originally posted in 2007; there are probably a lot more MySpace bands now. But if you try to pick which ones are discontinued ice cream flavors, the quiz still works.)
In December of 1997, Seinfeld introduced Festivus to the world. All these holiday seasons later it's still going strong, with books, parties, and poles popping up each year. How much do you remember about the episode that started it all?
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)