World’s Strangest

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The Pork Elixir

Oink! Check out Josh Ozersky as he takes you on a walking tour of the best pork BBQ in NYC’s Chinatown. I’m definately adding these restaurants to my to-do list next time I get to the Big Apple. And if you’re still in the mode for pork after watching the video, be sure to take a [...]

Home Tours of the Corrupt Rich and Infamous

[YouTube Clip] Hollywood may have movie stars home tours but 3-year-old Czech translator Petr Sourek has something even better: a tour of the homes of the corrupt Rich and Infamous! "In the corruption segment, the [...]

Take A Ghostbusters Themed Tour Of New York

(YouTube Link) The Ghostbusters tour of New York is a tribute to the classic film that showed us all we don’t need to be afraid of ghosts, or giant marshmallows for that matter. A byproduct of Bleedingcool’s Patrick Willems relocating to the Big Apple, this fan film is as much a tribute to the city as it [...]

Steve Jobs’ Abandoned Mansion

Here’s a photo tour of a once-opulent building that fell into ruin, but this one has a modern story, and the photographs are all that is left. The 17,000 square-foot Jackling Mansion was built in 1925 in Woodside, California. Steve Jobs lived there for abut ten years, but let it fall into disrepair after 2000. [...]

Incredible Sunken Ships

Take a tour of the most photogenic sunken ships all over the world -or at least the part that’s underwater. It’s whole lot easier than diving down all those places yourself! Shown is a close-up of Tugboat Rozi, sunk off the coast of Malta. Link (Image credit: Flickr user DiveKarma)

Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles’ Biggest Flop

Did you know The Beatles made a TV movie? Magical Mystery Tour (1967) was their one and only attempt, but it holds another unique place in Beatles history—it was the first, and unequivocally the biggest, flop of their storied career. The Idea The genesis of the disaster known as Magical Mystery Tour was a flight Paul McCartney [...]

Trivia Show Update: Indy, Here We Come!

Image credit: HstryQT I can announce one more stop on our Mental Floss Trivia Show tour—we’re headed for Indianapolis! Save the date: Thursday, September 1st. If you’ll be in the area, send an email to and we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. We need help spreading the word! Other tour dates: Memphis (9/8) and Columbus [...]

A Professional Cyclist’s Leg

George Hincapie, a professional bicyclist, has competed in fifteen Tour de France races. That kind of consistent athletic effort will produce an impact on the human body, as this photograph shows. Link -via Doobybrain | Photo: Bettini Photography

Take A Virtual Tour Of Casa Batllo And Barcelona

Ever wanted to tour the inside of Spain’s Casa Batllo in Barcelona, but can’t afford the hop overseas? Well, worry no more because Arounder has a virtual tour you can take of Gaudi’s masterpiece without leaving your couch! And while you’re there check out more of the virtual city tour of Barcelona, which includes Placa [...]

Keith Moon, Bathroom Bomber

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. More than 30 years after his death, the Who’s drummer, Keith Moon, is still remembered as one of the best in rock history. And as more than one hotel chain learned to their regret, that wasn’t all he was known for. MY GENERATION In the [...]