The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
We already knew that parrots can learn our human languages, but as turns out, they also speak to one another with an incredibly complex language.
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Back in the early 1970s, when Americans were just plain wild about the (seemingly) imminent reality of living in space, a NASA design study attempted to conceptualize just how such an idea could be br
All across the country, people are hot and miserable. Perhaps this collection of adorable animals cooling off with icy snacks will help.
Last month we announced the Mental Floss Trivia Show was headed to Columbus, Ohio, this fall. We were immediately overwhelmed with emails from Columbus-area readers.
The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977.
The term "monochrome town" evokes an image of a dreary gray industrial area. It is not always so!
It's Think Thursday once again at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, and today's puzzle may require some noggin effort (and a scratch pad).
The 3 Big Advances in the Technology of the Pizza Box. If you ever wondered what they put pizzas in before the box was invented, you'll find out in this article from The Atlantic.
When news broke last week that Rilo Kiley, one of my favorite bands, had broken up, I knew it was my responsibility to introduce my fellow nerds to their music.
Knowing _flossers like I do, many if not most of you have experienced McDonald's outside the U.S. because, hey, you like to travel and see the world, right?
In 1984, Donruss released what some collectors consider one of the greatest baseball card sets of all time.
In late 2010, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon performed a medley of hip-hop songs starting with Sugar Hill Gang and ending with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.
According to the 2011 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, 36.9 million American drivers—18%—couldn't pass the written drivers test today.
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I always knew there were a wide variety of sands, and that they were all made from worn down shells and rocks.