Mental Floss

January 14th, 2008

Miss Cellania
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The Moral Instinct. Science is struggling to clarify what morality is and how it should steer our actions. Just like philosophy has always tried to do.
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The most dangerous game reserve on earth. In Congo's Virunga National Park, survival of the world's gorillas depends on park rangers who risk their lives in a war zone.
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A scientist looks at the causes of the Black Plague, parts one and two. Forensic diagnoses of patients 500 years in the past leads to lots of questions and several theories.
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How a sewing machine really works. This simple graphic clears up what I've been wondering for many years.
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How well do you know landmarks? In this quiz, you must guess what famous site you're looking down on from overhead.
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The World's Highest Bungee Jump is 1108 feet! Watch the video if you dare.
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The Frogfather. Kermit puts a hit out on Statler and Waldorf in the classic Italian restaurant scene.
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The world's first virtual pandemic. If we can have computer viruses, why not fantasy world viruses?

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