World’s Strangest

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Penny Finds Her Brave

Penny has a problem.  She is very brave and she doesn’t know it- or at least according to the people over at The stop motion video created by the website is part of a program to promote the launch of a new App that helps kids get over their nightly fears. The App is a [...]

Introducing the mental_floss iPad App!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of the iPad version of mental_floss magazine! The app is free, and if you download it now, you can get the new issue free as well (thanks, Boeing). If you’ve always thought about giving our magazine a shot, now seems like the perfect time. Download the mental_floss iPad [...]

Space Exploration Superstitions

Photo: James Rickman/Los Alamos National Laboratory Rationality be damned! When it comes to space exploration, not even the world’s most brilliant scientific minds are immune to superstitions. Take, [...]

Boba Fett Launch Lab

Boba Fett Launch Lab – $20.95 How do you make science even more amazing ? You add Star Wars characters and you shoot them through the air. Behold the fantastic Boba Fett Launch Lab from the NeatoShop. This awesome air-powered Boba Fett rocket can soar up to 50 feet. It is a great way to teach kids [...]

Soyuz lifts off on trip to space station

Two Russians and one US astronaut have successfully launched from Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. The launch had been delayed for over a month d…

Angry Birds on Seattle’s Space Needle

To mark the launch of its new game, Angry Birds has turned Seattle’s Space Needle into a launch pad! So that’s how they got into space … Link – Thanks Tiffany! See also: Neat Angry [...]

Riding the Space Shuttle Booster Rocket

If you love watching the Space Shuttle launch, you’d love this nifty video clip that lets you "ride" on the Rocket Booster (for both the launch and the re-entry parts). VideoSift has the clip: Link

Razer Unleashes A Tablet Hybrid Gaming PC

The future of portable gaming looks pretty sweet, thanks to Razer’s newest innovation Project Fiona, which looks like a tablet but has a gaming PC worth of power under the hood. With Intel’s Core i7 processors, both game controllers and a touch screen, and no issues with compatibility when running PC games (it will come with [...]

Voyager 1 reaches edge of solar system

After three decades Voyager 1 is still going strong at the very fringes of our solar system. Since its launch in 1977, Voyager 1 has travelled to a di…

Russian Phobos mission fails

Russia’s new $170M Phobos-bound spacecraft suffered equipment failure within minutes of lifting off. While the initial stages of the launch went as pl…