Mental Floss was launched in June of 2001 by William E. Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur. Pearson and Hattikudur were students at Duke University when they first published the magazine. Regular columns include "Scatter Brained," "Right Brain," "Left Brain" and "Spinning the Globe." One past cover story was titled "What's the Difference" and gave quick tricks for spotting real money from counterfeit, bluegrass from country, violins from fiddles and many more. Also found in each issue is a quiz on random facts and trivia. Read great articles on art, travel, historical figures and places, culture, entertainment and much more.