The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
The winner of three Tony Awards (including Best Musical), 1776 might be the most improbable hit in Broadway history.
The story of how Annette Kowalski and Bob Ross met, founded a worldwide company, and made a surprising star of the mild-mannered painter.
Bubbles are like tennis balls, except they float, cannot be fetched, and are nearly infinite.
Without the adventures of Scrooge and the boys, Indiana Jones may not have existed.
Not all fireworks shows happen at night.
In this week's episode of mental_floss on YouTube, John Green breaks down the weirdest things you'll find on cruise ships.
Mostly so they don't die.
Bristol, Rhode Island covers only about 10 miles of the country's terrain, but it's home to America's most storied Independence Day celebrations.
Properly managing one’s finances seems like it should be a prerequisite for running a country. But these U.S. leaders could have used more dead presidents in their wallets.
The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.
Amagarasaurus' neck has been baffling scientists for decades.
Try to spot them this Fourth of July.
Sticking one foot outside the covers could help you fall asleep faster.