Over the years we've gotten piles of great ideas from readers in emails that start like this: "I've always wondered about this, but never actually took the time to look it up..."
That's our sweet spot.
If you've got any burning questions, leave a comment or shoot an email to email@example.com. If we're able to answer your question here on the site, we'll be sure to thank you in the... READ ON
Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything (or who never seems to want anything)? Have you considered a new math theorem?
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My LLC, twaggies.com, just published its 500th crowd-sourced, illustrated tweet! To celebrate, here's twenty Twaggies I thought you guys would enjoy!
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Have you ever wondered what a Twin Peaks video game would look like? Apparently there were plans for a Nintendo game that never made it off the ground. Now coder/musician Jak Locke has created a sort of Atari 2600/NES-ish game based on the last episode of the show. Spoilers abound, of course! Plus, the game seems to lack much of a coherent plot or sensible gameplay. And it's extremely slow to get started (not so different from the show); not much happens until around 1 minute into the video below.... READ ON
Get your grey matter in shape for the week with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game, a brand new Monday Math Square. Good luck!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square). Place the digits 1 through 9 in their correct spots so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.
Here is the SOLUTION.
NOTE: These puzzles rarely (but occasionally) have alternate solutions... READ ON
Mail-order jet packs, build-your-own phonograph, and 11 more do-it-yourself kits (and their advertisements) that took some healthy stabs at American consumerism over the years.
Ready for an eye-popping pic? Have a look at these thunderheads looming over the Grand Canyon.
Long before Harrison Ford donned the fedora, Chevy Chase was supposedly considered for the role of Indiana Jones.
The White House recently unveiled a new webpage called We The People through which average Americans can start... READ ON
Let the internet font wars be over. Let us no longer debate the merits of Arial or Tahoma or (gasp!) Comic Sans. Designer Moritz Resl has freed us all up to settle other longstanding debates by creating the Average font - an amalgam of each the hundreds of different fonts found on his computer:
This project shows what a font would look like if it consisted of all typefaces installed on my system. Every character from a to z is drawn using every single font with a low opacity. In total there are over 900... READ ON
TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.