THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

What's a BRAT diet?

David K. Israel

If you answered: The food Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy eat, you are sorely mistaken.

The Silly Things That Terrify You

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

50 Amazing Pieces of Louis C.K. Fan Art

Hillary Buckholtz

Louis C.K. is one of the Internet's (and maybe America's) most loved comedians.

Name the 10 U.S. Cities with the Highest Annual Snowfall

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As we head into the snowy season, some of us will be hit with a lot more snow than others. But what cities accumulate the most snow each year? You've got 2 minutes to name the 10 major* U.S. cities with the highest annual snowfalls according to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

*the major U.S. cities are the 51 metropolitan areas with the biggest populations - those over 1 million people in 2010 - according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Happy 20th Birthday, Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan!

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Kristina Postnikova / Shutterstock.com The largest country in Central Asia—it’s as big as all of Western Europe combined—turns 20 years old today, and to celebrate, here’s a list of ten random fact

Brain Game: The Three R's

Here's a new Free-for-all Friday challenge for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! Only THREE world nations have short-form English names that begin with the letter R.

Morning Cup of Links: Taxidermic Squirrels

Brian Abrams

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have developed kitchen robots that prepare sandwiches. * For $165,000 a month, you can live in the most expensive rental in New York City.

Help a Local Business by Organizing a Cash Mob

Jill Harness

We've all heard of flash mobs, but what on earth is a cash mob?

5 Questions: Roasting Chess Nuts

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10 Not-So-Famous People We Lost in 2011

Mark Juddery

sarah2 / Shutterstock.com It has been a solemn year for famous deaths, with tributes to those who achieved several decades of greatness (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), those who died before their time (Am

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 33

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late and it's movie time! As always, your Thursday late movies are a series of clips with something in common. Can you figure out the theme?

Name the 15 Countries Participating in the ISS

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15 countries are currently participating in the International Space Station (ISS) program, according to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Can you name them all? You've got 3 minutes.

(We've excluded Brazil, which has left the program.)

11 Children's Drawings Re-imagined

David K. Israel

Dave Devries needs to be inducted into the _floss Hall of Fame, like, now! Well, after we create the _floss Hall of Fame. Then he does. Why?

Brain Game: Hit Me

The answer to today's Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is... well... in the cards.

Morning Cup of Links: The Spielberg Face

Miss Cellania

A company that contracts for the Pentagon to feed soldiers in Afghanistan was caught overbilling millions for unauthorized and nonexistent supplies.

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