The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
It's a key plot element of probably every thriller ever made, and a lot of other movies, as well.
What should medicine do when it can't save your life? Providing quality time for dying patients requires medical professionals to get past facing defeat.
The world record for the number of people dressed as Smurfs is 2,510. The record was set in Wales in 2009.
Related Fact: The previous record? A mere 1,253.
[Source: The Daily Telegraph.
Note: This post originally appeared last year.
Most of us cringe when we hear some of the names celebrities inflict on their kids - Moxie Crimefighter, Audio Science. But what about people who do it to themselves?
35mm from Felix Meyer on Vimeo.
35MM is a creative and perplexing animated ramble through 35 famous movies in 2 minutes.
Major League batters see, on average, about four pitches per at-bat. So something like an 8-pitch at-bat is considered pretty long.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).
Canadian attorney Charles Millar died a childless bachelor, but he left $568,106 to the woman who gave birth to the most children in Toronto in the 10 years following his 1928 death.
WikiLeaks gave 90,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan to the New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegal.
Flossy Reader Joe's amazingly fun website Bad Cover Versions may make you run for cover (but laugh as you do).
Dating can be tough, but dating hipsters can be tougher.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
You guys give us lots of great story ideas—too many to answer them all. So I'm going to toss out some reader-submitted questions to the audience every now and again.
Bikes can be awkward to carry around and tie up when they're not in use, which has brought about things like the folding bike.