J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
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The melodic tones of the vuvuzelas have faded, marking the end of yet another exciting World Cup tournament.
We've all heard that well-traveled anecdote about how nearly all U.S. dollar bills contain trace amounts of cocaine. Or urine. Or botulism.
The year Merv Griffin was born.
The year Merv Griffin's wife Julann came up with the idea for a game show where the contestant gets the answer instead of the question.
For those of you who have been hungry for a Brain Game Math Square for a while (since last Monday was a holiday)...
How is a marriage affected when one partner seeks immortality and the other doesn't?
The fastest anyone has solved a Rubik's Cube blindfolded is 30.94 seconds.
Why did Mrs. Reagan choose B.A. Baracus for this assignment?
Last week, ESPN columnist Arash Markazi sent out a link via Twitter to a clip from Back to the Future III, a movie I've seen enough times to wear out a VHS copy.
One of the best, more relaxing things about summer can be swimming in a crisp, cool pool (sigh) ... but maybe not so relaxing if the side of the pool goes right off a building!
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After having read about the bedbug problem in New York, this list seemed rather apropos: live where you can't have a garden, and also have a bug problem?
The Oprah Winfrey Network is running an online competition, in which one winner will go on to a reality TV show which itself will be a competition in which one person will get their own TV show.
Some things about being the President of the United States haven't changed at all since Washington's tenure.