J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
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.
Dorothy "Dot" Rhone, a quiet girl from Liverpool, England, grew up with an emotionally distant mother and an abusive father who drank.
In this five-minute video, Ze Frank posits a theory about why online comments are so overwhelmingly positive or negative.
Their faces aren't as famous as those on the boxes, but odds are you’ve heard each of these beloved cereal mascots' voices somewhere else.
Shortly after midnight on March 3, 1991, plumbing company manager George Holliday was awakened by the sound of police sirens screaming outside of his Lake View Terrace apartment building.
Today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge is full of nines (with a three thrown in for good measure).
Obsolete media technology is still a collection of data that can be retrieved. Watch as reel-to-reel tape is played with a credit card reader and an iPod Touch.
Twenty years after the L.A.
Image from the Patent and Trademark Museum.
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A few years ago, we asked some of our favorite mental_floss writers to send us their favorite dad-related facts and stories for our newsletter. Here are 15 you can use around the grill
The New Yorker had a great article out this week about bias studies, the results of which are pretty fascinating (and go against my natural Woody Allen-esque neurotic introspection).