THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Brain Game

Taking Up Space

Brain Game

Taking Up Space

Urns for Cheapskates

Urns for Cheapskates

Brain Game

The Big Move

Brain Game

The Big Move

The World's Tallest Waterslide

The World's Tallest Waterslide

WWI Centennial

The Ultimatum Plan

WWI Centennial

The Ultimatum Plan

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10 Declassified CIA Cafeteria Complaints

Nick Greene

Shameful secrets from the clandestine agency's food court.

The August Issue is On Sale Now!

Jessanne Collins

How’s your summer going? Attempted any impossible feats yet? If not, perhaps the August issue of mental_floss magazine will inspire you to get out of the pool and do something incredible.

How to Capture Sunset Photos No One Else Has

15 Things You May Not Have Known About 'Beerfest'

Sean Hutchinson

Here’s everything you need to know about the movie that taught us drinking beer isn’t just something you do with friends—it’s something you dominate.

10 Early Late Night TV Interviews You’d Never See Today

Adam D’Arpino

Late night hosts occasionally took on hard news and featured interviews with the serious intelligentsia of the day.

16 Fantastic Pixar Sand Sculptures

Jill Harness

For most of us, making sand castles while playing at the beach is pure fun. But for professional sand sculptors, building art from sand is real work.

Vantablack: A New Material So Dark, You Can't See It

Jessica Hullinger

If I were a supervillain, I’d want my name to be Vantablack. Unfortunately, that moniker is already taken, but not by a Hollywood bad guy.

The Missing Links: Behind the Scenes at 'Seinfeld'

Colin Patrick

When Johnny Cash Met Richard Nixon

Bill DeMain

Richard Nixon was hoping for a light-hearted, impromptu concert at the White House, but the Man in Black delivered a full-frontal musical attack on the president's policies.

11 of Abe Lincoln’s Favorite Stories

Mark Mancini

“That reminds me…” When Lincoln uttered those three simple words, you knew it was time to get comfy.

Holy Throwback! Photos From the Set of 'Batman'

Rebecca O'Connell

Adorable Primate Does an Impressive Impression of a Cobra

Matt Soniak

The Most Iconic Soft Drink in Each State

Jason English

What's your state's signature soft drink?

11 Remnants of the Bastille You Can Still See Today

Arika Okrent

On July 14, 1789, the French Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille prison.

What Do Players Get for Winning the World Cup?

Nick Greene

Immortality is nice and all, but it doesn't keep strudel on the table.

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