Slumber Party Barbie of 1965 came with her own "How to Lose Weight" book. One tip: "Don’t eat."
When five year old Elana Desserich was diagnosed with brain cancer, she wanted to leave her parents something special.
Keeping in mind that colonies of people may be traveling together for hundreds of years,Â what sort of governance should we carry to other planets?
You don't want any part of the mall this time of year.
The countdown continues! The new Jan/Feb issue is just a few days from hitting newsstands, and we're eager to give you a glimpse of some more content.
We've been hearing it for the last decade: technology is killing traditional publishing.Â And, indeed, if you ask my book agent, it's getting harder and harder to sell a traditional print b
A few weeks ago, after stumbling across this photo of John Travolta and Princess Diana dancing at the White House, I sent our readers on a Presidential Library scavenger hunt.
The new Jan/Feb issue of mental_floss magazine is just about to hit newsstands, and we're eager to give you a glimpse of some of the great content!
Through the years Santa has taken on many forms, but a biker? A penguin? These are just a few of the more recent incarnations of the man we called Claus.
Vanity thy name is ...
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
I've posted about Improv Everywhere before, but they were featured on last week's episode of This American Life (a rebroadcast from 2005) and I thought IE founder Charlie Todd had some reall
I've long said it was a major goal to have 40,000 Twitter followers by December 11th.
Here's a treat -- in 1980, Prime Computer (aka PR1ME Computer if you were totally awesome) hired actors Tom Baker and Lalla Ward (then playing Dr. Who and Romana on the BBC's Dr.
Larry King is one of television news' most immediately recognizable personalities, and it's not just because of his trademark glasses and suspenders.
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.