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Adam Savage Talks Feynman, Eratosthenes, and Fizeau

Chris Higgins

In this seven-minute talk, MythBuster Adam Savage inspires students to understand how simple questions can lead to major scientific discoveries.

Four Feline Photographers

Miss Cellania

Yesterday I read about a documentary film that debuted at the SXSW Film Festival in which the cinematographer was a cat. The item jogged my memory, as I had posted about this same cat back in 2007.

Brain Game: Et tu, Bluto?

Today is the Ides of March, and some of my more scholarly cohorts wouldn't let me through the day without coming up with some sort of Julius Caesar-related puzzle for the mentalfloss.com Brain Ga

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAA Tournament: The South

Mangesh & Jason

We're going region by region, giving you one fun fact about each team in the tournament. (1) Kentucky Kentucky got its royal blue team color from a piece of clothing.

Morning Cup of Links: Moon Evolution

Miss Cellania

Lizzie Borden's lawyer's extensive notes on her murder case have been found.

The Late Movies: "Put This On," A Series About Men Dressing Like Grownups

Chris Higgins

I've been a fan of Put This On for years: I first linked to them way back in 2009 after chipping in a few bucks to help fund their first episode.

Dr. Visually's Automagical Facebook Monsterizer

David K. Israel

I've been at SXSW the past week, so my next few posts will be about _flossy things I've discovered down there that you probably don't know about yet. First up, Dr.

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAA Tournament: The West

Mangesh & Jason

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket, but we can promise one interesting fact about each of the 68 teams in the tournament. Let's tip things off with the West

Hunkerin': America's Most Boring Fad

Chris Higgins

Okay, this actually happened. In 1959, a group of Sigma Chi brothers at the University of Arkansas elevated squatting to a sport -- and it went viral.

If You Cannibalize a Person With an Illness, Will You Get Sick?

Matt Soniak

Reader Sarah wrote in to ask, “If you eat a person who has an infectious disease, will you get the disease too? A morbid question I thought of while sitting in a doctor’s office and was too shy to

Why You Might Let Someone Crack a Coconut on your Head

Mangesh Hattikudur

It's amazing to me how many different types of Hindu ceremonies there are, and how many I'm not familiar with.

Celebrate Pi Day With Our $14.99 T-Shirt Sale!

Andréa Fernandes

*Promotional coupon only valid on regular priced t-shirts. Starts now and expires on March 14, 2012, at 11:59pm EST.

Brain Game: Dwight!

Kara's recent post about classic posters inspired today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Black Market Tide

Miss Cellania

Seven reasons to avoid eating meat. Some have to do with your health, others with your sensibilities. * Check out a collection of thoughtful information and links on the Kony 2012 campaign.

The Late Movies: Entertainment Weekly's TV and Movie Reunions

Erica Palan

Starting in 2010, Entertainment Weekly began releasing reunion issues that bring together casts from beloved television shows and movies for fun photo shoots and interviews.