Mesmerizing ‘Pizza Toast & Coffee’ Gives Meditative Glimpse Into Japan’s ‘Kissa’ Culture

Watch as proprietor Yamane-san quietly goes about crafting his signature pizza toast in his old cafe outside Tokyo.

The 4,000 Year Evolution of Our Alphabet

Once upon time the letters in the alphabet didn't all look the same or even make the same sounds as they do today.

A Thorough Explanation For Why Most Human Beings Are Right-Handed

"No other placental mammal that we know of prefers one side of the body so consistently, not even our closest primate relatives."

Amazing Drone Footage Traces Lava Flow Around Iceland’s Suddenly Active Volcano

Drone pilot Björn Steinbekk almost boils his aircraft flying over the bubbling, red hot drama of the Fagradalsfjall volcano.

Street Artist Banksy Reveals New Work With the Assistance of Bob Ross

The middle of the night stencil piece depicts a prisoner descending a rope weighed down with a typewriter.

Supercut Honours the Role Typewriters Have Played in Film and Television

The typewriter may have been replaced by the keyboard, but it still finds work in Hollywood as an instrument of dramatic effect.

Terrifying 60-Year Old Glue Sniffing PSA Warns of ‘Big Trouble In a Small Tube’

With plenty of scary anecdotes, the slideshow-style film explains the ways in which glue causes its sniffers to go batshit crazy.

Scientist Simplifies Explanation of Covid-19’s Scary Spreadability Using Crochet

Understanding the stakes and strategies involved in the fight against Covid requires for some educational props...

The Darker Art of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss

The talent behind The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas wasn't all sunshine and lollipops.

Australian Puppet Recaps Ernest Hemingway’s Action-Packed Life in Less Than 4 Minutes

Boiling down a writer's life to the length of a pop song is something only an hysterical purple puppet should ever do.

How a French Artisan Makes Butter in Brittany, the Old School Way

Jean-Yves Bordier makes butter using a 19th century technique that employs a big wooden wheel and his own hands.

Watch This New Wave Pool Produce Five Different Surf Breaks at the Same Time

The innovation produces five different waves to allow beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers to ride simultaneously.

Skilled Drone Pilot Shares Soaring Perspective of Normandy’s Stunning Mont Saint-Michel

The ancient island has been a fortress/religious complex for over 1,000 years, but only winged creatures have ever seen it like this...

How the Seasoning Duo of Salt and Pepper Became Such a Ubiquitous Pairing

Food historian Annie Gray walks us through the fascinating story of salt's long association with black pepper.

Even Gotham Villain ‘Bane’ Wants You to Do Your Part and Wear a Mask

The seriousness of the pandemic doesn't mean we can't have the occasional giggle about our societal responses to it.

Vancouver Suddenly Has Hundreds of New Patios, So What Happens When It Rains?

We might be in the midst of a sun-soaked heat wave, but one day our full patios are going to be introduced to the real Vancouver.

How Specific Pasta Shapes Came into Existence and Evolved Over Time

In this short explainer film from Mental Floss, we get the delicious lowdown on the history of Italian noodles...

Early 70’s Lunar Astronauts’ 16mm Films Converted to Stunning 60 Frames Per Second

From joyriding the cratered surface in a rover to the descent and landing of Apollo 15, these clips are pretty transfixing!

How Researchers Reverse Engineered the Locomotion of a 280 Million Year Old Vertebrate

When trying to determine how ancient creatures moved around the landscape, it helps if we have some of their footprints...

Fly Over the Desert Airport Where Hundreds of Passenger Jets Are Waiting to Fly Again

There's something unnatural about seeing all these aircraft sitting abandoned in the hot desert sun. They want to be flying.

Corporations Use Same Sentimental Ads to Remind Us How Thoughtful They Are

In these uncertain times, let's not forget that INSERT CORPORATION NAME is here for you, and we're all in this together.

If We Could Time Travel Back to January 2020 and Explain the Future to Our Past Selves…

Comedian Julie Nolke returns to January, 2020 to talk with her unprepared self about the coming of Covid-19 and the changes it brings.

With Mountains Closed Around the World, Skiers Stuck at Home Are Getting Creative

Avid skier and filmmaker Philipp Klein couldn't do what he loves because of stay-at-home orders, so he used his imagination instead.

Wes Anderson’s Films Were Ahead of the Curve in Promoting Social Distancing

This short edit by Luis Azevedo shows how the movie director was promoting social distancing long before it was cool.

How the Apollo 13 Astronauts Saw Their Fraught Whip Around the Moon, in 4k

Unable to land, hoping the math was right, waiting to reestablish contact with Mission Control and watching the earth rise...

Waxing Philosophical About Our Love Affair With Lunar Exploration

A short video on our love affair with lunar exploration, from the heady Apollo missions to planned missions for the 21st century.

Iconic Character ‘Jesus’ From The Big Lebowski Returning With Spin-Off Movie

'The Jesus Rolls' also stars Christopher Walken and Susan Sarandon. It's out March 6th, because nobody fucks with the Jesus.

Diver Films School of Juvenile Fish ‘Walking’ Ocean Floor Off Bali

A bunch of young striped eel catfish were recently filmed schooling together for mutual protection and 'walking' the floor of Jemeluk Bay.