Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
Much early television was broadcast live and never recorded. This included news and variety shows, of course, but also early dramas and comedy series. Even recorded shows have not been safe.
Lightning image via ShutterstockIt sounds a bit like an old wives' tale, but you actually can use the speeds of light and sound to get a rough estimate of how far away a storm is.Scientists have
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge honors the raccoon family that have taken up residence in our backyard.
O (Omicron) is an art installation by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié.
Installment #22: The naval arms race between Britain and Germany (along with smaller naval arms races between other European powers) was precipitated by a new ship, the HMS Dreadnought, which revoluti
If I think long and hard about the first thing that I found truly funny, it's stand-up comedy.
When I Count to Three, I Hope You’ll Snap Right Out of It
There was a sketch years ago on In Living Color where Jim Carrey was hypnotized and told to act like a chicken, only to have his hypnotist ke
Let’s picture a typical moment in my day: I’m minding my own business, with my iPhone in my back pocket.
All the domestic breeds of dogs that we are familiar with, from chihuahuas to pit bulls, are the same species: Canis lupus familiaris. In fact, our dogs are a subspecies of Canis lupus, or wolf.
Ever wonder how computer-animated films are made?
Facts become very easy to copyright when they aren’t true. Here are people, places and things that exist only on paper, solely to thwart would-be info burglars.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge takes you on a trip along America's most storied river, the mighty Mississippi. Good luck!
Name each of the ten U.S.
According to the Institute for Economics & Peace, the most peaceful country in the world is Iceland.
Today marks the bicentennial of the start of the War of 1812. Here are a few tips for throwing a 200th birthday
Book Smarts At Work
You know what is commonly true of people that love reading? They’re smart. So they can probably come up with a crafty way of combating their enemies.