OK, so the shirts aren't exactly new (they've been here for a week), but the discount does end tomorrow at midnight. Simply put any of these shirts in your shopping cart, and enter the code "shirtoftheday" into the discount code, and you'll get 10% off your purchase.... READ ON
With Eliot Spitzer dominating today's news, we decided to look back at other so-called virtuous figures who became embroiled in sex scandals.
1. Aimee Semple McPherson... READ ON
If you sell your soul to the devil, you might as well have something nice and shiny to show for it, right? If these dirty dealers didn't know how to live good, they sure knew how to live well.
1. Leona Helmsley... READ ON
The Amazing Fact Generator is hungry. Today's topic: TV Trivia. Leave your (amazing) TV fact in the comments, with your name and location. If it's both amazing and true, we'll toss it in the Generator, credited to you. Supply the most amazing fact and win a copy of Dick Van Patten's Totally Terrific TV Trivia.
Important note: Please don't just go to a TV trivia site and copy/paste a fact, then claim it as your own. That's cheating. And let's limit everybody to five submissions each.
To get a feel for... READ ON
With the recent Obama plagiarism flap dominating the media, we figured it'd be a good time to revisit a few other famous cases of word borrowing.
1. Martin Luther King Jr: I Heard a Dream (Which Subsequently Became My... READ ON
We know how tough it is to buy a Valentine's Day gift for that special nerdy someone. Sure, you could buy them another set of diamond encrusted spectacles, or that gold-plated pocket protector they've had their eye on, but why not prove your love with something a little more thoughtful (and a lot less expensive): the mental_floss Valentine's Day Special!
Not only will your big-brained Sweetie get a full year of mental_floss magazine, but we'll throw in a special gift issue, AND our first ever,... READ ON
1. The "Computer" That Outsmarted NapolÃ©on
Centuries before Deep Blue started whuppin' on Russian grand masters, a chess-playing automaton nicknamed "the Turk" was thrashing all manner of chess players. Atop a wheeled wooden cabinet was a seated, life-sized mannequin made of wood and dressed in Turkish garb. The Turk held a chessboard in his wooden lap, and he beat 'most all comers—including NapolÃ©on Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin. Premiering in the... READ ON
By Martin Lewis
What exactly is the worst climate in the world? Whether a given climate is good or bad is subjective; to a native of northern Alaska, for instance, 75Â°F can seem miserably hot. But, in general, what makes for the worst climate depends on what you dread the most: fire or ice. Here are 4 places we're not planning on setting up shop.
1. Jacobabad,... READ ON
Just to let you know, we're doing a little bit of maintenance and upgrading to the mentalfloss.com store this weekend, so it'll be closed from noon to about 5 pm for testing. We figured we'd give you guys a head's up. Hopefully, you'll be able to curb those shopping urges until Sunday, when we'll be back in... READ ON
If Santa didn't bring you that calendar you desperately wanted, why not pick one up at the mental_floss store? We've got Desk Calendars, Wall Calendars, and a 25% discount when you enter the word "calendar" into the coupon code. Click here to check them... READ ON
There are roughly 70 ingredients in the McRib.