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Jellyfish aren't fish, and they aren't made of jelly. They look like a blob of jelly when they are out of the ocean, and most species can give you a nasty sting.

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 "1 in every 4 Ameri

November 6, 2007

Miss Cellania

Gesturing Helps Grade School Children Solve Math Problems. I've heard it also helps adults release tension while driving. 15 more uses for vodka.

Second Caption Contest Winner!

David K. Israel

The results have been tallied from our second caption contest and we have our winner! Thanks to all who entered and all our finalists (and to the very talented Jessica Schiffman for the cartoon!).

Strike gets real, and new office digs=picket line


The WGA is officially on strike, but this doesn't mean a surfeit of brunching scribes playing with their Webkinz or perusing Fantasy Football matchups.

Shel Silverstein's Unlikely Rise to Kid Lit Superstardom

the mag

by Mark

Let's Hear It For Squirrels

Chris Higgins

Why do I love squirrels so much? I can't explain it.

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, XIV

Jason English

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

Ridiculous Board Games: Three Winners

Jason English

In our most recent Ridiculous Board Game, it only took 138 comments to find three winners. However, nobody correctly guessed the guest artist "“ our own Becky Hayes.

Weekend Genius Challenge #5 winners

Our More of Four weekend genius challenge garnered some interesting responses, some of which were as correct as the ones we'd come up with, so we gave away T-shirts to the first two who offered

Worst album covers of all time: the ten

Ransom Riggs

When I say all time, I mean the future, too. Let's take a look. 10. Ken: By Request Only I can assure you, Ken, we have only one

AJ on Alcohol

AJ Jacobs

Before I started my year of living biblically, I had feared that I'd be forced into twelve months of sobriety. After all, I knew the puritans had a reputation for condemning alcohol.

Sweet Halloween Treats from Jellio.com (the winner!)

Jason English

Time to announce a winner in last week's candy trivia contest. But before that, let us again offer thanks to Mario Marsicano for donating the grand prize.

The Armchair Explorer: 5 Island Vacations for the Truly Intrepid

Special Guest Star

Dreaming of a remote island where you can really get away from it all? So far away that you may never (be able to) come back?

Things considered a big deal in Europe but not in the States - Part 4: Robbie

David K. Israel

In case you've been asleep "˜til now, we've covered Nutella, Eurovision and the Smart Car thus far in this feature.