Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
If you're in the US you speak English and you visit Wikipedia today, you'll see a glimpse of the page you were trying to access, then you'll see the blackout message above.
Tumbled across an interesting blog that is nothing more than a collection of album covers with the dead band members photoshopped out. Lots more over on the blog, but below are my favorites.
This is a TED classic: Temple Grandin explaining what it's like to be autistic, shortly after the release of a movie based on her book Thinking in Pictures.
Music isn't a typical Wednesday Wordplay subject, but we like to keep you on your toes here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Will Wikipedia's one-day blackout sink SOPA?
Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American accents came about.
In dire need of some "Maneater" or maybe just bored out of your skull? Try dialing: Callin' Oates 719-26-OATES (719-266-2837)!
What's the best setting for drama, awkwardness, and first-person online video games? Yes, an elevator.
Unrelated image of Mitt Romney holding Dino Flintstone via Rick Friedman/Corbis
During the GOP debate last night in South Carolina, Mitt Romney was asked yet again if he intended to make his tax re
If seeing a Bootmobile in person is on your bucket list and you can get to Times Square by tomorrow afternoon, you're in luck. To celebrate L.L.
A wedding is a celebration of the joining of two people who share love, life, and common interests.
Today, a lecture that's funny and a bit geeky around the edges. In this talk, adman Rory Sutherland tells a series of funny anecdotes about history, advertising, and the perception of value.
Looking into the sky may not help you solve today's Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game, but that's where you'll find the answer.
How Consumption Makes Us Sad. Things eventually just take up room in our homes instead of in our hearts.
The most insane surf footage you’ll ever see was recorded in Tahiti on August 27th.
Last night at the Golden Globes, Morgan Freeman received the Cecil B.