Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
Reader Erica wrote in with a question about oranges. Is the fruit named for its color, or is the color named for the
If you're a regular mental_floss reader, you might remember Eddie's article about The Day The Clown Cried, the lost Jerry Lewis film.
Flipping image via ShutterstockDon't bet on it. In 2004, three statisticians from Stanford and UC Santa Cruz set out to test the classic coin flip.
Commercial breaks are so pre-TiVo, right?
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Robot Readable World is a short film assembling footage from computer vision experiments -- in other words, "what robots see" as they look at video footage.
These people all made one or more appearances as movie extras before going on to bigger and better things.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a word ladder.
Should people be required to earn a GED to receive unemployment benefits?
Installment #4: After the Second Moroccan Crisis, as European leaders confronted the suddenly very real possibility of a continent-wide war, internal political tensions in Germany moved into the foreg
Sure, we were all psyched about the commercials before last weekend's Super Bowl, but will any of them spawn Emmy Award-winning TV specials?
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Last summer we ran a profile of Taylor Wilson in mental_floss magazine. Today the kid was at the White House!
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Forty years ago this week, the deadliest blizzard on record ripped through the lower Caucasus and into Iran, where it left 4,000 people dead.
Disneyland opened in 1955. Just two years later, the film below was shot. This footage has been in the vault, so to speak, since then; it was just released by Todd J.
Not all bookstores have cats: the big chains don't have cats, and some mom and pop stores keep their cats at home, so if you are allergic to cats, you can still find a place to browse for reading