Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
Friends and Flossers,
Sean Kerr is the four-year-old nephew of fellow mental_floss blogger Erica and myself. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past Valentine's Day.
Drill Teams come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some have a gimmick and some must rely on talent, practice, and discipline.
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. To some of you, this will mean nothing, but I bet if you’re an old-school Nintendo gamer, your ears just perked up.
This edition of Not-So-Famous Firsts is dedicated to Mangesh's wife Lizzie and Jason's wife Ellen, who are both infanticipating and are slated to deliver their respective bundles of joy on o
Every Friday, 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.
If you find yourself yearning for a fresh dose of websites featuring something different and bizarre that you'd never think to look for yourself, you've come to the right place.
Here's a treat for your Friday: a quiet twelve-minute documentary about painters who hand-paint ads on building walls in New York City.
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Golfer Hits a Rock, Starts 12-acre Fire
Very dry conditions led to a freak accident at a country club in Irvine, California.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert LAY into EGG in the fewest steps possible.
OK, this is really more about how not to write jokes -- but sometimes learning by negative example is helpful, too.
Body art puts paint next to nothing. Artists once painted nude bodies on canvas; now the naked body IS the canvas!
Go Where? Sex, Gender, and Toilets.
The Ford Motor Company made more money in the first six months of 2010 than in the previous five years combined.
Related Link: "Fordlandia: Henry Ford’s Ill-Fated Foray Into the Brazilian Jung
For thousands of years humans have been playing guitars, mostly in ill-fated attempts to overcome severe genetic disadvantages and impress members of the opposite sex.
When I think of big statues, I tend to think of the Statue of Liberty and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. In truth, though, those statues are positively dwarfed by some lesser-known statues.