Drink so much coffee you start talking really, really quickly.
In celebration of the release of the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, cities in the U.S. and Canada are getting their very own Luke's Diner on October 5th.Read More
I'll take one, please.
Does the idea of waking up to the smell of freshly brewing coffee or tea sound overly appealing to you? Well, fortunately there's a company out there who wants to appeal to the idea of us all waking up a little more pleasantly--and they've got a Kickstarter to fund the goal.Read More
YouTube user doisDI Desenhando made this impressive 8-bit intro which recreates the opening titles of Daredevil. It's a perfect recreation, right down to the music.Read More
In celebration of the release of Eighth Grave After Dark!
Eighth Grave After Dark, the latest installment in Darynda Jones' award-winning Charley Davidson series, is out on May 19th—and to celebrate, we're holding an awesome giveaway!Read More
Still leaving the most important question: why?
While the rest of you were taking the day off, Mental Floss debuted a new video series today called The Big Question. In its first episode, Craig Benzine explains how decaf coffee is made despite the difficulty inherent with the caffeine being part of coffee beans. Sadly, he never answers the bigger question of why anyone would ever drink decaf.Read More
I like my brain like I like my coffee: full of caffeine.
You know how coffee makes you feel. Depending on your necessary intake level, that's anywhere from "awake and alert" to "like a functioning adult human being." But what does the caffeine physically do to your brain and body to generate that feeling? This video from AsapSCIENCE will explain the science behind your brain fuel.Read More
Why has it taken us so long to invent this?
You know how that old coffee jingle goes: "the best part of waking up is when your alarm clock puts Folgers in your cup." Wait, that's not how it goes? Someone should probably tell the guy who invented an alarm clock that actually does just that, then. He's probably gonna feel pretty silly.Read More
I take my coffee black and DRM-free, please.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters are not content to have a single-serving Keurig coffee machine in every home and office building; they want dibs on those little pods you use to make the coffee, too. So like the movie industry and music industry before them, they've decided to shut out the competition with the cunning use of DRM-locks.Read More
And no, it's not by injecting it directly into our veins
If you suspect that your regular morning coffee is no longer giving you the same potent jolt it once did, you could be right--or maybe you're just sleep deprived and delirious. Turns out knowing when to drink coffee so that you can maximize its energy-giving potential is a delicate scientific matter, and beanheads everywhere are doing it all wrong.Read More
Because who wouldn't want to bathe in hot coffee on demand?
Okay, so it's probably easier to use your one-cup coffee maker - but wouldn't it be way cooler if you could run hot coffee out of your taps? These two fellows from the Norwegian show Ikke gjør dette hjemme ("Do Not Do This At Home") set their house up to do just that, and it seems pretty instantly delicious.Read More
At least they're honest.
Strange things were afoot in L.A. this weekend as a "Dumb Starbucks" opened in the city's Los Feliz neighborhood. No, I don't have anything against Starbucks; this coffee shop is really called Dumb Starbucks. It's not clear whether it's a work of parody or a real coffee shop's marketing ploy, but neither will sit well with Starbucks.Read More
That's pretty good in addition to boosting our ability to behave like normal humans.
In a recent study published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers found that participants who consumed the amount of caffeine equivalent to two shots of espresso formed better long-term memories than those who consumed more or none at all. So just hit that two-espresso sweet spot, and you can pass off your coffee addiction as a memory supplement.Read More
Fighting in a resistance against Roman armies will make a man thirsty.
Improv Everywhere continues Movies in Real Life, which is exactly what it sounds like, by bringing Spartacus into the real world. Unlike the Spartacus who fought Roman armies, this guy is just trying to order a coffee, but that doesn't stop his loyal friends from coming to his aide. Time to switch to decaf, guys.Read More
Please know how hard we looked for a pic of Wilford Brimley drinking coffee.
Did you need another reason to love coffee? Of course not, but now you have one. A study shows that drinking coffee can help prevent diabetes. Before you go thinking that the more coffee you drink the less diabetes you'll get, know that the study specifically indicates that it's a moderate amount of coffee that provides the most benefit.Read More
You can find us on Twitter @geekosystem. Just throwing that out there.
Let's say you have a friend on the other side of the country, and you notice from their Twitter feed they've hit a mid-afternoon slump and could use a pick-me-up. Too bad there's no way to send them a coffee through the Internet -- except now there is. Starbucks will let you send friends coffee through Twitter with Tweet-a-Coffee. The future!Read More
Today: Making elitist, wannabe artiste-slash-baristas obsolete. Tomorrow, removing ALL the human interactions.
The Briggo robot makes coffee via app. You specifying how you want the milk steamed, any flavor shots (for people who are too silly to appreciate the taste of coffee alone), and kind of sweetener. Then it tells you the exact pickup time. Something that automatically figures out my coffee while I'm still half-asleep? Um, yes please!Read More
Like Flash Rosenberg said, we have thumbs so we can make coffee.
While some mornings are made for enjoying a cappuccino or some soy-chai-misto-thing, others are a mad rush to jumpstart your body as quickly as possible. In honor of those mornings, here's an awesome new device: Caffeine Orange. It tells you how much caffeine is in your drink -- so you can figure out how much you need in order to feel human.Read More
The owners of several drive-through bikini coffee stands in Washington State have been arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor after baristas at the stands -- including one 16-year-old-girl -- were found giving "sexy shows" to patrons for tips. Unfortunately for Bill Dwayne Wheeler Jr. and his as yet unnamed partner, undercover police were among those getting the goods, which reportedly included glimpses of the girls "private areas." And while serving coffee while wearing a bikini may be legal in Washington, serving it wearing pretty much anything less than that is definitely not. It's a thin line, yes, but an important one.Read More