What is Rubella?

Matt Soniak

Rubella Virus. Wikimedia CommonsAlmost everyone is familiar with the measles and mumps, but the 'R' in the MMR vaccine might not ring a bell.

Making Nirvana's "Nevermind"

Chris Higgins

In this Classic Albums documentary, we learn how Nirvana's Nevermind was made.

Weekend Links: Put a Poe On It

Allison Keene

Charting the various incarnations of James Bond in terms of booze, bonks and bodies.

The Late Movies: Zombie Invasion

Miss Cellania

Seen any zombies lately? I bet you have! Now you'll see more in the Late Movies! A Guy's Guide To Zombies A 1950s training film to prepare the citizenry for the Zombie Apocalypse.

4 Animals That Change in Captivity

Jill Harness

Put a wild animal in a cage, and it’s bound to act differently. Zoologists and vets have many strategies to help an animal get settled and normalize its behavior in captivity.

Music History #11: "The Ballad of Ira Hayes"

Bill DeMain

“The Ballad of Ira Hayes” Written by Pete La Farge (1963) Performed by Johnny Cash The Music Folk singer and songwriter Peter La Farge packed a lot into his thirty-four years on Earth.

Friday Happy Hour: Could A TV Show Written Entirely By Fans Work?

Brett Savage

Jason's out this week, so we called in a worthy substitute to whip up this week's Friday Happy Hour. Below is a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

The Missing Links: Life at the Fair

Colin Patrick

LIFE at the Fair Check out these shots from their photo gallery of shots taken at a 1930s fair, a collection that includes this baffling shot of chimps in little cars. * Will Ferrell.

8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail

Colin Patrick

In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it.

Boo-reaucrats: 8 Presidential Families—And Pets!—Dressed Up for Halloween

Amanda Green

Politicians have to dress the part.

Paul Erd?s, the Amphetamine-Popping Genius

Chris Higgins

Paul Erd?s was a mathematician.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Couple Sold Pot for a Good Cause Michael Foster and Susan Cooper, both in their 60s, of Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England, were arrested for running a marijuana-growing operation that netted an esti

Why Is Cranberry Juice Good For UTIs?

Matt Soniak

A mental_floss staffer who shall remain nameless asks, “Why is cranberry juice good for treating UTIs?

Brain Game: The Upside-Down Mirror

If you know the English alphabet and can visualize a bit (or stand on your head), you can solve today's Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Mythbusters Mayhem

Miss Cellania

First, there's the list of the highest-paid actors of the year.