THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Pages

Brain Game: In Dove There Ode

Last week, the Brain Game offered five Mad Gab-like movie titles. Today, we're doing the same thing, but with song titles.

How to Tell When Fish is Fresh

Ransom Riggs

I took a fish cooking class the other day, at LA's New School of Cooking.

Morning Cup of Links: Peep Show

Miss Cellania

Bill and Amarins packed up their three young daughters and set off on a 7,000 mile journey from Kentucky to Alaska.

The Late Movies: Hypnotic Visuals

Chris Higgins

Tonight, let's get abstract! Here are some of my favorite non-narrative videos on the web -- stuff without plots, characters, narratives, none of that messy stuff.

The Quick 10: 9 Movies and Shows Affected by the Hays Code

Stacy Conradt

It was this day in 1930 that the Motion Picture Production Code (AKA the Hays Code) went into effect, imposing a set of strict guidelines on Hollywood that are laughable today ("Revenge shall not

Jamie Oliver on Food, Kids, and Death

Chris Higgins

I recently caught the first few episodes of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on TV. (British guy doing a cooking thing?

Can Soap Get Dirty?

Matt Soniak

Soaps are mixtures of sodium or potassium salts derived from fatty acids and alkali solutions in a process called saponification.

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.

Secrets of the Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy

Jill Harness

Regular _floss readers may remember the article I posted last month about The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy.

The Perks of the Presidency

Jason English

Last month, New York Magazine posted a photo gallery titled "A History of Obama Feigning Interest in Mundane Things." Dean Trippe has tweaked those photos, adding objects like Marty McFly�

Brain Game: Pounds & Minutes

Wednesday's Brain Game: Which U.S. city could be represented by the following combination of measurements? 86,400 seconds + 32,000 ounces Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION:  

More Photos of our Readers

Ransom Riggs

Just kidding! But I thought these nerd-tacular portraits captured a special certain something that all of us here at mental_floss can relate to.

Morning Cup of Links: Lifestyle Creep

Miss Cellania

15-year-old Phoebe Prince was bullied and harassed for months and finally committed suicide.

The Late Movies: Spontaneous Dance Parties

Erica Palan

If the Internet has taught us anything, it's this: Watching other people do things that make them happy makes us happy, too.

Drawing with a Computer in 1963

Chris Higgins

Ivan Sutherland created a computer program called Sketchpad in the early 1960's as his PhD thesis.

Pages