In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Here's a scenario for you: You're a megalomaniac world leader with an obsequious state-run media outlet at your disposal.
In this ten-minute video, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and Michael Frith discuss some of the history and functions of muppets -- how they're put together, how simplicity leads to subtlety, and how to br
Anyone growing up in the 80s likely has vivid and fond memories of Rick Moranis' role as the hapless and self-deprecating Louis Tully in Ghostbusters, or perhaps as the dad in Honey I Shrunk the
Bear-safety Lecture Interrupted by Bear
Last Friday, Yellowstone National Park bear biologist Kerry Gunther and park spokesman Dan Hottle were being filmed by a CNN news crew about bear safety.
The winners of the very first Google Science Fair were announced this week.
I've got some bad news for you. All those A's and B's you received in college that made your parents so proud and boosted your self-esteem? Well—they were bogus (sort
When I recently shared an video about the great Bob Uecker’s side career in professional wrestling, I also pointed out his notoriety as play-by-play announcer for the Brewers and as an actor in severa
It's Thursday, it's late, it's once again time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Can you guess what it is?
With all the hoopla about Harry Potter this week, it seems as if people have forgotten about the OG wizard: Merlin.
Continuing with our plus theme this week, above is a fun little camouflage puzzle. There are eight words hiding in the puzzle, one on each line. Each is a synonym of the word plus.
Many of the items we use every day, like zippers and escalators, were once brand names. Even heroin, which no one should use any day, was a brand name.
New Hampshire is a pretty nifty state. Aside from having one of the most gleefully in-your-face mottos, it also was home to the Old Man of the Mountain.
Li'l Abner was a comic strip drawn by Al Capp that appeared in newspapers from 1934 to 1977.
Think Thursday is upon us, and with it, a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game.