Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
If the BCS rankings factored a school's nickname into its formula—and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy's final pass of Saturday's Big 12 Championship Game had fluttered in the air
If you've ever been to a restaurant in Greece, chances are you've seen lamp on the menu. The spelling mistake is about as ubiquitous as nude sunbathers on the beach in Mykonos.
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and if you're struggling to find the right gift for someone special*, head on over to the mental_floss store.
In 2005, the world was charmed by a video called the Christmas Lights Gone Wild, in which Carson Williams loaded his house with Christmas lights and programmed them to flash in sync with music, specif
It seems like it's been a little while since our last logic puzzle Brain Game, so here's one with some characters you'll probably know.
The stickman is the world's ubiquitous avatar of danger: he's endured every worst case scenario imaginable, and some you may never have imagined.
Awareness, cognition, and consciousness: maybe we are one the brink of defining what those things are. At least we are starting to experiment with them.
From Slate, a slideshow of strange maps that include California as an island, utopia in the shape of a skull, and other cartographic curiosities.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Time for our weekly reminder of the mental_floss Twitter account's existence.
Here's a little Friday silliness for you. Jonathan Coulton sings "Skullcrusher Mountain," a love song sung from the perspective of an evil genius to his muse/obsessive crush.
I saw that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was on the other day and I refused to watch it. It just seems so early!
Yesterday, we ran through the top 10 stories posted in November. But 11-15 on that list were definitely worth a mention. These stories happened to fall into two distinct categories: food &