The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.
Mind in the Water: The dolphin as our beast of burden. The story of the intelligent cetacean and the man who introduced them to both the hippie culture and the military.
Happy Mother's Day!
For all of my fellow tiny-apartment dwellers out there, watch as this 330-square-foot apartment is transformed into 24 separate rooms!
All week, Mike Trinklein has been sharing stories from his fascinating new book Lost States (you can read the excerpts here). Today we're giving you a chance to win a copy.
We're excited to announce that three new shirts are now available in the mental_floss store!
Here's a collection of Mother's Day videos: funny, happy, sappy, and musical. These will put you in the proper mood for the holiday.
Treat Your Mother Right
It's been a long time since I've gotten a Happy Meal toy, but back in the day, I collected them like they were going to be worth millions some day.
Evidence is a short film by Godfrey Reggio, director of Koyaanisqatsi, showing kids watching TV, from the perspective of the TV.
Every Friday, 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. Very casual.
You may remember a post I did awhile back about amazing color photos from WWII, a series of really artful, beautiful slides of life at home and in the army around 1943.
We're thrilled to welcome Mike Trinklein, the author of Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It.
Have you ever wondered why a goat has square pupils, or how bugs can see through their strange compound eyes?
Easy Come, Easy Go
Kenneth Lamoree of Solvay, New York won $3,200 at a casino Monday night. Only about an hour after he arrived home on Tuesday morning, a fire broke out at his house.
Today's Brain Game offers the initials of the titles ofÂ sevenÂ popular motion pictures that premiered last year. As an example, the initials WTWTA stand for Where The Wild Things Are.