Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
If you Google “Semi-Colon Club” right now, you’re going to get a lot of stuff about colon cancer awareness.
All you're going to see on TV this weekend is horror films.
The stories of presidential ghosts in the White House are pretty well known. But plenty of other landmarks have their own ghost stories.
1. The Ghostly Curators of the Smithsonian
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).
Cups and ball tricks are one of the oldest and most well-known illusions for good reason.
Why They Made This Crazy Movie
Released in 1989, The Wizard was a major motion picture that doubled as a promotional vehicle for Nintendo products.
On Fridays, 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.
For some reason, this week's weirdest news stories are overwhelmingly about people in "sticky" situations.
Welcome to Friday Free-for-All at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Adventures in Depression. Allie Brosh delivers a serious and descriptive but welcome explanation of her six-month absence from Hyperbole and a Half.
Which Bank Is the Worst?
It's Thursday night, which means it's time for GUESS THE THEME!
Chris Schwarz emailed us his Halloween pictures. How about you? Send them to email@example.com and we'll post some of our favorites on Monday (like
Today is the 139th anniversary of etiquette guru Emily Post’s birth.
I've been working my way through John Hodgman's final book of complete world knowledge, That Is All, for a few weeks now.
A Turkish rescuer searches for earthquake survivors in Van province of Turkey.