CLOSE

Bryan Dugan

MentalFloss.com freelancer and New York Times copy editor. Grammar Nazi. Rose Nylund wannabe. Awkward runner. Keeper of GIFs.
How Did Spring Break Get Its Start?
11 Hit Songs Originally Intended for Other Artists
Why Do So Many Russian Drivers Have Dashboard Cams?
The Great Emu War of 1932
The Top Rated Super Bowl Commercial Each Year, 1989 to Present
80 Years of Drive-in Theaters
10 Fun Firefly Facts
12 Persnickety Rules From the Associated Press Stylebook
Are There Number 1 Pencils?
A Drive Around London in 1926
15 TV Plot Points That Angered Viewers
6 Wacky International Reality TV Shows
10 More Lesser-Known Names for Baby Animals
The Late Movies: Before-They-Were-Famous "Murder, She Wrote" Guest Stars
Re-imagining Movie Posters From Different Angles
11 Titanic References Tested Against History
The Late Movies: Game of Thrones in the Style of Other Shows
Why is Chicago Called the "Windy City"?
Anatomy of 14th Century Bubonic Plague Hazmat Suits
Lost in Transit: 5 Unseen Parts of NYC's Subway System
5 On-The-Border Attractions
The Late Movies: "Skyfall" Covers
10 U.S. Cabinet Departments That Were Renamed or No Longer Exist
What Did People Use Before Toilet Paper?
A Brief History of the Typewriter
The Sticky History of San Luis Obispo, California's Bubblegum Alley
13 Directors Who Work With the Same Stars Again and Again
Rare Vintage Photos of Early 20th Century Paris
5 Bold Proposals For Cleaning Up Space Junk
MENTAL FLOSS

newsletter

A super-skimmable daily digest.