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Why Cell Phones Make Speakers Go "Blip Blip Blip Buzz"

Chris Higgins

When I first got a cell phone (an early Sidekick), a new noise entered my life.

7 of History's Most Terrifying Sports Riots

Ethan Trex

Spectator sports have a singular capacity to bring together disparate groups of people towards the common goal of cheering for a favorite team.

Mishugas: Time is Money - Part 2

David K. Israel

If you're just joining us, we're in the middle of a serialized video contest giving you the chance to win $25 toward WHATEVER YOU WANT in our store.

12 Days of Christmas, Found on the Net

Miss Cellania

Finally, a modern version of The 12 Days of Christmas that involves no singing and no repeating!

December 13, 2007

Miss Cellania

Reminder: The Geminid meteor shower promises to be the best meteor shower of the year tonight.

Happy Birthday to Bob Barker, Frank Sinatra and the Motel Inn

Andréa Fernandes

December 12 has been a rather eventful day throughout history.

My endorsement: StoryCorps

Mangesh Hattikudur

The first time I heard the word "podcast" in a web meeting, I was immediately turned off. I'm the sort of person who can't stand to watch unread magazines pile up.

Calling All Interns

Jason English

We're in the market for new interns.

The various costs of losing bets


Earlier this week, I encountered a man who boasted of having run naked (and through sprinklers) across the 18th green. It was the agreed-upon tax of a lost best.

Wilt Chamberlain was a Nixon Man: A Brief History of Celebrity Political Endorsements

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Not only does Barack Obama have the Horatio Alger success story, the youthful support base, and the catchy (so, so catchy) theme song "“ he's got something else none of the other 18 million

One Bada** Debate (we need your vote)

Mangesh Hattikudur

Jason and I like to run a clean site. We scrub our posts of 4-letter words, and have bars of soap at the ready for any potty mouths around the office.

Item of the Day: Pavlov Long-Sleeve Shirt

Jason English

In my family, 2008 is going to be a mental_floss shirt Christmas.

Naming Conventions

Chris Higgins

Yesterday I pointed to a list of IKEA Naming Conventions, revealing the logic behind how they've named their products.

The hyper-real sculpture of Duane Hanson

Ransom Riggs

If not for the title of this blog, you might be asking yourself "Who are those confused tourists?" In fact, they're made not from flab and polyester -- as real tourists are -- but from

Mishugas: Time is Money "“ Part 1

David K. Israel

You're in for a treat this week folks as we unveil our first serialized video contest ever!