In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
“A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness” is how an international team of chemists describes the unique odor of old books in a study.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge focuses on America's Game. Can you solve it?
Are feminism and comedy natural enemies? Louis C.K.
Don't say, "I don't know."
Has the presidential race soured you on politics as usual? Next time you’re in the voting booth, consider casting your ballot for a nontraditional candidate.
I love The Secret Life of Machines, a late-1980s series about how everyday machines work.
The Thin T-Shirt Material This Batsuit Is Made of Will Surely Protect Me!
Because I fully intend to mention Batman as much as possible this week, have a look at this LIFE gallery of behind-the-scenes
Think about "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Think about "Cool Jerk" by The Capitols. Or "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder.
Spoiler Alert: It is not. But here's why that warning is on there in the first
File this under Seems Like a Hoax, But Isn't.
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Benjamin Franklin loved electricity. He also loved the turkey. One day, he put the two together.
It all started as a party trick.
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.
The Olympic Security Snafu. For $89 million, the security contractor has so few people in place that the British Army has been called up as reinforcements.
Last year, Americans spent $10.7 trillion shopping. With that much dough, you could buy over 2000 aircraft carriers, 300 private islands, and still have money left over for a latte.
I've lived my whole life in Philadelphia, which means every summer, I start thinking about how much I want to go to Jersey.