There's a shelf in our Ohio office where we store books that would make nice prizes. That shelf is full, so I've been asked to ramp up the giveaways. August is going to be a great month for free reading material!
Each day we'll announce a new contest (starting today). Over the weekend we'll deliberate, and on Mondays we'll announce all of the previous week's winners. Then we'll start all over... READ ON
What do you get the Commander-in-Chief who has everything? Let's look back at some of the more interesting gifts presidents have received.
1. George W. Bush: Raw... READ ON
There was a time when water fights were much more civil. A time when your only option in liquid warfare was to form a cup with your hands, fill it with water and then clench your fingers together as tightly as you could as you ran toward your target "“ lest all of your ammo should drip through your fingers.
Then, one glorious day, the water gun was born "“ and water battles were never the same. After that, things quickly got out of hand. Water pistols gave way to more and more high-powered... READ ON
In each entry below, the number 2 stands for a two-letter sequence that repeats in each word. Here's an example:
In this sample, the 2 represents AN, and so T2Z2I2 equals TANZANIAN. Got it? Here are five for you to solve.Â Good luck!
Here are the SOLUTIONS.
5.... READ ON
10 Notorious Criminals Proven Innocent After Execution. Most were victims of a rush to judgment, including two cases in which the victims showed up after the execution!
This is what it looks like when you shoot off 500 Roman candles at once. The display last just about long enough for the cops to find the source of all this commotion.
Lahsaan Kobza can ride a bike like nobody's business. Bonus: Ray Charles music.
Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age. There have always been students... READ ON
Brad Pitt is not a satisfied customer.... READ ON
Remember how scared we were of satanic cults, Y2K, and nuclear war? (Okay, we're still scared of nuclear war.) ... READ ON
A small can of uranium ore goes for $34.95 on Amazon.
Related Fact: Customers who bought this item also bought The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!, and the Nerf N-Strike Firefly REV-8.
[Source: Amazon (check out the brilliant customer reviews). See previous Numbers of the Day... READ ON
Say hello to our new spokesbaby, Lydia Louise Conradt! You can see what other baby paraphernalia she's endorsing in the kids section of the mental_floss... READ ON
Hanging out at the water park is a great way to beat the heat as the summer's temperatures rise, but take a lesson from the folks in these videos: It's not always as easy at it looks. Here are some of our favorite waterslide wipeouts.
Riding a Chair Down the Waterslide
This is not a successful... READ ON
The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.