World’s Strangest

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Area Code

XKCD strikes again. The system of area codes is old and outdated. I am sure this applies to more than just the US. Still though, I do love rep’ing my 847! Pop quiz- where is 847 from? On your honor(!), no Google – just guess. -Via XKCD

How Many Triangles are in This Image?

See if you can figure it out before you check the answer in this lil’ math pop quiz by Ethan Siegel of Starts With a Bang! science blog: Link – via Cliff Pickover’s Reality [...]

Potty 911

Aaah! This is so cute! Almost-3-year-old Emmelyn Roettger may be the youngest member of Mensa, but she’s still a toddler and she knows what’s more important than an interview on national TV: My belly hurts,” little Emme wailed on the TODAY show [...]

Now’s a Good Time to Pick up That Pop Quiz Science Clock on Your List

A little over three hours left in our Cyber Monday sale. There won’t be a better time to pick up this Pop Quiz Science Clock! Until 4pm, everything in our store is 30% off! Use the code CYBERFLOSS before checkout. If pop quiz clocks aren’t your thing, you can do some browsing here. * Offer expires on [...]

Science Quiz Clock

Science Quiz Clock – $31.95 What time is it? It’s time to embrace your pop quiz anxiety with the Science Quiz Clock from the NeatoShop. All that studying and scientific knowledge can finally be put to good use! You should be very proud! It only took you 4 years of college to master the ability to tell [...]

Our 20% Off Sale Ends Sunday!

There’s only one day left to take advantage of our 20% off Thanksgiving Weekend sale. Head over to the mental_floss store and get 20% off shirts, games, puzzles, books and more when you use the code BLACKFRIDAY. Then eat some leftovers and take a nap. Happy shopping! * Sale ends Sunday at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Discount [...]