Wait, Forrest Gump Didn’t Really Invent the Smiley Face?

Shocking, I know. Here is how it’s believed to have actually been developed.


Dear Einstein

In honor of his birthday, here is an interesting exchange between the genius physicist and a sixth grader who wants to know if he prays.


Will Hunting Was No Einstein

Turns out his amazing mathematics acrobatics might not have been so impressive.


Goodbye Google Reader

If you are one of the people who use it, you could try these things instead.


The Story of the Nerdfighters

Hopefully you’re already very familiar with John Green—the bestselling author, blogger, and host of the new mental_floss YouTube channel. If you’re not, give this a look.


Just Do Your Job

Especially if you only had one simple task to complete.


Behold the Bionic Hand

Watch the user tie his shoes, work in the kitchen, and do yard work.