Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
William Tyler Pearson -- male heir to the mental_floss fortune -- entered the world on Tuesday. Mother and baby are doing great.
Seahorses are unusual in the animal kingdom: the males actually carry and deliver the babies.
In some cities, it's not St. Patrick's Day without the parade. We have one in Des Moines, but (gasp) I've never been.
There's a 4,000-year-old cemetery in the desert north of Tibet known as Small River Cemetery No. 5.
If you were walking through the pouring rain and someone offered you an umbrella, would you accept it or assume it was some sort of weird scam?
Veteran actor Peter Graves passed away last weekend.
Let's keep our _flossy take on March Madness rolling with 16 facts you might not have known about the 16 schools who are dancing in the Midwest
When I was a kid, my parents had a few cut-paper shadow portraits hanging on the walls of me and my brother. Little did I know then that we were following the lineage started by Louis XV!
Today's Brain Game is a logic puzzle. It's not a difficult one, but it is Wednesday, after all.
7 Things You Didn't Know About Leprechauns. For starters, they have nothing whatsoever to do with St.
Back during the fourth season of Friends, it was revealed during a trivia game that Chandler Bing is terrified of Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance.
I know St. Patrick's Day isn't until tomorrow, but I thought I'd give you some conversation fodder in advance.
I remember that as a child I always thought the expression "don't let the bed bugs bite" sounded outdated.
Every year, the NCAA men's basketball tournament field features a few teams that leave casual fans puzzled as they fill out their brackets.
Today's most important web video: a guy named Merton performing improvised Ben Folds-style piano songs during Chatroulette sessions.