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12 Nerdy Tables

Here we have tables and coffee tables made with LEGOs, D&D, Star Wars, and all the usual nerd-brands in mind. But also some, cool, unusually designed tables, as well that tickle the nerd in all of us. Have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

A Small Mystery Hidden In Five Postage Stamps

In 1993 the Royal Mail in Great Britain issued a set of five se-tenant stamps to honor the legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.  The stamps depicted iconic scenes from The Reigate Squire, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Six Napoleons, The Greek Interpreter, and The Final Solution. Hidden within the design of each stamp is a [...]

One More Odd Thing I Just Learned About Fish: Rotting Salmon Impact Forest Ecology

When I’m not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it). Sometimes, my two worlds collide and I find some scientific research involving my ocean-dwelling friends that begs for a blog post. This is one [...]

Sex In Progress Light

Sex In Progress Light – $19.95 The Sex In Progress Light from the NeatoShop is the perfect Valentine’s day gift for someone who is : A. feeling Frisky B. perpetually optimistic C. feels the need to announce to the world that he got lucky D. all of the above. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more Valentine’s Day foolishness.

Ben Franklin’s 200+ Synonyms for “Drunk”

Yesterday we ran a quiz titled “Monty Python Phrase or Ben Franklin Synonym for Drunk?” The quiz referred to Franklin’s lengthy list of expressions meaning “inebriated” that he first published in the Pennsylvania Gazette on January 6, 1737. People must be tired of using the same old terms when describing their wasted friends, because we’ve received [...]

Do Blind People See Things in Their Dreams?

A question from reader Josiah: “Do blind people see when they dream? I think there are two sides to the question, dealing with people who were born blind, and those who used to be able to see.” Whether visual imagery is present in the dreams of the blind has been pondered by scientists since the early 19th [...]