Homepage MF slider




Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

What Was the Jersey Devil?

Ethan Trex

JOHN ANGELILLO/UPI /Landov Last night the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they'll face the Los Angeles Kings.

Weekend Links: The Oracle of Wikipedia

Allison Keene

Photographer and filmmaker Michael Galinsky was 20 years old in 1989 when he and a friend decided to spend six weeks driving across the country, capturing images of mall life for "Malls Across Am

The Late Movies: Star Wars Songs

Miss Cellania

On May 25, 1977, a film hit theaters that would influence everything that came after: Star Wars.

Save the Date: Panel Discussion on Decentralized Energy With Maggie Koerth-Baker

Jason English

If you're in New York and looking for a good discussion of decentralized energy, you're in luck!

Adam Savage: About My "Indiana Jones" Hat

Chris Higgins

At this year's Maker Faire, Adam Savage delivered a speech about "why we make" -- a discussion largely about how Savage gets kids interested in making things.

The Missing Links: Wes Anderson Bingo

Colin Patrick

Photo Gallery of the Day: Behind the Scenes at Paramount Pictures The shot above is from a series of LIFE pictures taken in the 1970s. Can anyone suggest some good sites that have a lot of photogr

Who Are Your Nerd Heroes?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Party-crashing Cows A backyard party in Boxford, Massachusetts turned ugly when a herd of cows arrived uninvited.

Brain Game: Double-Aught Leaders

The 2012 presidential election is less than six months away, so let's brush up on some former Commanders-in-Chief in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Stories from Long Ago

Miss Cellania

Thirty-two years later, Mount St. Helens has recovered nicely from the explosive volcanic eruption of 1980.

30 Famous People With Law Degrees

Stacy Conradt

Law degree image via Shutterstock Second-guessing your career choice? You're not alone.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 55

Mark Arminio

The weekend approaches, _flossers! To take you into the warm embrace of a Friday, here is another round of the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME!

The Missing Links: The Crypt of Civilization

Colin Patrick

Image: Potato mold. Heikki Leis The Mold & The Beautiful The spoiled produce in the Afterlife photography series is a feast for the eyes only. * So, Are You Married? Kids?

5 Mountains Deadlier Than Everest

Lauren Hansen

© Keren Su/CORBIS Hundreds of climbers have lost their lives trying to conquer Everest, including four last weekend. But the tallest mountain in the world is not actually the most lethal.