When asked if Abe had any hobbies, Mary Todd Lincoln said, “Cats.”
Jason Scott is my favorite archivist; I've written about his work on early LOL Cats, Computer Beach Party, his BBS Documentary, and his talk at Defcon 18 about inter-(software)-pirate battles.
Gumby Fails at Robbery
Police in San Diego are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a suspect who tried to rob a convenience store in a Gumby costume.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents Free-for-all Friday. Enjoy!
The five following entries aren’t really medical conditions – they’re anagrams.
StoryCorps has recorded over a thousand stories of 9/11 victims as told by their loved ones.
At the end of a good book, do you ever close the back cover, sigh, and think, “I wish I could be there”? Good news: in some cases, you can.
Thursday night _flossers attend!
If you're reading this on your phone at an NFL season kickoff party and searching for conversation fodder, here are the stories behind every NFL team nickname (and what they were almost called).
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The construction of the Pentagon began, eerily enough, on September 11, 1941.
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Last month the world watched rebel forces pour into Tripoli under the banner of Operation Mermaid Dawn.
Ed Catmull (later a Pixar founder) and Fred Parke (later a professor) made a remarkable film in 1972.
2011 has been a difficult year for the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the owners going through a messy divorce (who gets the house?
The competition in selling food at fairs and carnivals is tremendous. Vendors seek publicity for the newest and most outrageous recipes to draw crowds.
It's Think Thursday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
3,000 hours of television footage of the World Trade Center attack is available to watch online. Those too young to remember can watch the news coverage as we saw it on September 11, 2001.
Today Ben & Jerry's announced their newest flavor—the Saturday Night Live-inspired Schweddy Balls ("Vanilla Ice Cream with a Hint of Rum and Loaded with Fudge Covered Rum and Malt Balls&