Mental Floss

October 4, 2007

Miss Cellania

Illustrated BMI Categories, an art project to show you what the classifications underweight, normal, overweight, obese, and morbidly obese look like on real people. I learned a lot about the Body Mass Index just by people's reactions to this.

He rigged up a Practical Image Recognition system to stop his cat from carrying prey into the house. It worked, and also kept skunks and birds from getting in (with photo evidence).

Newscaster: "That is the wrong video." I never would have known it if he hadn't told us.

Horrorwood takes a look at scary movies about hands with minds of their own. I've known guys to use that excuse, too.

A down-to-earth account of the Great Boston Molasses Flood. How many jokes can you make about two million gallons of molasses in January? A lot.