Skip to main content area
You can close this video in 5 seconds.
World War I
World War I
The Missing Links: Like Taking Candy From A Child
Like us on Facebook
Jimmy Kimmel has once again
asked his viewers to trick their children into believing they’d eaten all of their Halloween candy
Swapping the Suburbs
In this TED talk, Ellen Dunham-Jones discusses
the future of crumbling strip malls and underperforming asphalt
Because We Love Celebrity
We let them
shut down traffic to hit golf balls down a major traffic bridge
. We humans really do some curious things with our time on Earth. *
Twenty Years Later
The AV Club is showing a lot of love lately for the year 1993. Here they count down
16 pop culture windows into that bygone world
How Do You Pronounce GIF?
It’s a long-fought battle. See how most people
pronounce GIF, Data, Cache and other techy terms
King Tut’s Autopsy
Researchers feel that they have now determined that
King Tut died
while kneeling. And that his body burst into flames at some point. *
He Sort of Shoots, He Kind of Scores
This Kentucky basketball player scored on his own basket, but
he did it in such a cool way
that he should still celebrate.
More from mental_floss...
The Stupidest Questions in Super Bowl History
5 Non-Gold Treasures Stored at Fort Knox
5 Crazy Ways People Amused Themselves Before Television
The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years
Colin Patrick is an author and a comedian. In addition to mental_floss, he's written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Splitsider, McSweeney's, and Cracked.
View the discussion thread.
POPULAR ON mental_floss
11 Actors Who Asked for Their Characters to Be Killed Off
President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive
10 Disturbing Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction
Retrobituaries: Virginia Apgar, the Woman Whose Name Saves Newborns
Melting Glaciers in Italy Reveal a Shocking Surprise: Century-Old Corpses
Why Is AriZona Iced Tea Cheaper Than Water?
Opening Your Car Door Like the Dutch Do Can Save Cyclists' Lives
There's a Wire Above Manhattan That You've Probably Never Noticed
7 Easy Ways You Can Help Bees Right Now
Why Is It 'Eleven, Twelve' Instead of 'Oneteen, Twoteen'?
The BBC Halloween Hoax That Traumatized Viewers
The Enduring Mystery of the Oreo Cookie Design
22 Outlawed Baby Names From Around the World
Pick the Only Vowel That Completes These Words
The Most Popular TV Show in Each State
Introducing The Beast, a 839-Foot Inflatable Obstacle Course for Adults
The Librarian, His 'Stache, and the Most Dangerous Book on Earth
10 Video Game Easter Eggs That Took Years to Discover
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
filled with fun stories from our editors.
©2016 Mental Floss, Inc. All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned by Felix Dennis. mentalfloss.com is a trademark owned by Felix Dennis.