Why Do the Sun and the Moon Appear to be the Same Size?

Matt Soniak

Keith Tarrier / Shutterstock.comIt’s just kind of a strange coincidence.

10 Things to Know About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

Stacy Conradt

If you haven’t read The Diary of a Young Girl in a while (or even if you have), here are 10 things you should know.

18 Cakes Inspired by Memes

Jill Harness

We’ve featured cakes for kids, horror fanatics, film aficionados, geeks and gamers, so here are some cakes for those of you who spend your days on Reddit, The Daily What and BuzzFeed.

"Engage" - Star Trek TNG's Ending Scene Montage

Chris Higgins

Star Trek: The Next Generation had a habit of ending on a positive note, particularly in the first season before those pesky Borg showed up in Season 2.

10 Robots with Very Specific Tasks

Miss Cellania

What do we want robots to do for us? The field of robotics is making great leaps in robot abilities, but these abilities come one at a time.

Brain Game: Cap Up

Here's today's Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge. Give it a shot! The names of which two U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Hooligan Penguins

Miss Cellania

The Museum of the Confederacy is asking your help in identifying the people in eight Civil War-era photographs.

How One Dad Got Lawn Darts Banned

Matt Soniak

Lawn darts, or Jarts, were all the rage in the 1980s.

11 Wars That Lasted Way Longer Than They Should Have

Kathy Benjamin

Thanks to lost paperwork, diplomatic technicalities, or just plain forgetting they had declared war in the first place, many countries remained in a state of war long after the actual fighting had sto

11 Classic Tongue Twisters

Jamie Spatola

You guys are still into tongue twisters, right? I didn't want to admit it. Even for me, it just seemed too childish.

11 Country Stars and Their Cookbooks

Bill DeMain

1. Kitty Wells Country Kitchen Cookbook by Kitty Wells

The Missing Links: The Last Moment Robot

Colin Patrick

Let’s Save These 11 Places, Shall We? On this day of amazing lists of 11 here at mental_floss, it seems fitting to share another notable compilation of that number.

11 Planets You Never Had to Memorize

Calli Arcale

??"My Very Early Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.” Whatever mnemonic you used, you probably had to learn nine planets.  (Younger readers may be learning just eight!)  But our solar system actua

11 Quirky Code Names for Apple Products

Chris Higgins

Apple uses secret internal code names for many of its products before they're released.

11 Game Show Hosts and Their Musical Aspirations

Stacy Conradt

After legendary game show host Richard Dawson passed away last week, Gawker dug up a single Dawson released in 1967.