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Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "It has been said t

November 13, 2007

Miss Cellania

What do you do when your Boeing 767 runs out of fuel in midair? This is not a hypothetical question; it happened in 1983. Top 20 Logical Fallacies.

Raelity check


We have the Raeliens to thank for so many things, not least of all the human cloning company, Clonaid, and the sadly defunct Raelien theme park, UFOland.

Stuff You Don't Know About Writers You Might

Mangesh & Jason

Last week, we discussed notable strikes in American history. Today's topic: notable TV writers.

Cute animal videos: the trifecta

Ransom Riggs

YouTube has become an invaluable resource to 'net surfers (not to mention bloggers) everywhere, and while it may be an impressive storehouse of great short films, historic and ephemeral footage,

Understanding Your Nerd

Chris Higgins

Nerd culture is ascendant: I recently covered the "Tact Filter" theory, an attempt to explain communication style differences between nerds and, well, normal people.

50 Reasons to Subscribe to mental_floss (#45, Gary Larson)

the mag

Gary Larson is a huge hero of mine.

Dumpster Diving

David K. Israel

I've found some pretty cool things over the years that others have left by the curb.

Weekend Genius Challenge #6 winners

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed our latest weekend batch of Skewed Clues. While no one got all twelve answers correct, a handful did manage to get eleven of them, and the first to do that was Kay!

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, XV

Jason English

Every Monday, mental_floss ventures into the archives of The New York Times to find first mentions worth mentioning.

November 12, 2007

Miss Cellania

Human Clones: New U.N. Analysis Lays Out World's Choices.

Eat Like the Pilgrims

Miss Cellania

Would you like to celebrate Thanksgiving the way the Pilgrims did? Then be ready for a departure from your traditional turkey, dressing, gravy, potatoes, and pie menu!

Weekend Genius Challenge #6: A world of clues

NOTE: This weekend challenge has been completed.

50 Reasons to Subscribe to mental_floss (#46, THE "I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE DOING AN ARTICLE ON STAMPS" ARTICLE)

the mag

With 6 years of print articles behind us, we've decided to give you a smattering of the best of the _floss. If you dig what you see, please subscribe!

Don't Forget the Lyrics...And definitely not last night's winner, Patricia Canale


Last night, Patricia Canale owned the stage on FOX's popular game show, "Don't Forget the Lyrics." The only sad thing about her win of $100,000 was that it signaled the end of her