The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.
It was the spring of 1971, and the public library in Troy, Mich., was finally getting a permanent home.
Riffing on Rock History
In this video Alex Chadwick of the Chicago Music Exchange flies through 100 iconic guitar riffs in just over 12 minutes. It’s amazing that he can do that.
Scientists have a sense of humor just like the rest of us. The difference is that a scientist's jokes are sometimes enshrined in the body of knowledge for eternity, or close to it.
Well, I'll be. Before producers of The Andy Griffith Show decided that whistling set the tone for the show, Sheriff Taylor himself recorded a version of the song with lyrics.
Remember Pigs in Space? It was a series of sketches on The Muppet Show parodying Star Trek (and other 60s/70s space-themed TV shows), featuring the adventures of a crew of pigs aboard the Swinetrek.
This week, we're remembering some of our classic mentalfloss.com Brain Game entries from years past. Tuesday's challenge: Head Line. Good
We're getting closer to the future, so where's your hoverboard?
Most of us will spend a great deal of real money on video games, wherein we can spend a great deal of fictional money—only for much cooler things that are more likely to explode.
It's pretty remarkable that today is Larry David's 65th birthday, because he's been acting like a cranky senior citizen for decades.
Picture an atom. Now picture that atom getting excited. Maybe its birthday is coming up. Anyway, when an atom or a molecule gets excited, its electrons' energy levels go up.
The Internet Doesn’t Want You To Miss One Single Second
You’ve wasted hundreds, thousands, tens-of-thousands, probably hundreds-of-thousands of precious seconds on the internet (not the time you'
On October 20, 1979, Andy Kaufman made his ninth appearance on Saturday Night Live. Previous audiences had laughed at his oddball routines that tread the line between comedy and performance art.
Now let's watch what happens when you take a blob of mercury and subject it to different audio frequencies. Spoiler alert: the mercury forms geometric shapes and appears to dance.
When an Apple programmer’s project got canceled, he didn’t despair. He just kept sneaking into the office until the program was finished.
This week, we're remembering some of our classic mentalfloss.com Brain Game entries from years past. Monday's challenge: Playin' With Your