In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
The number 13 had a bad reputation long before 1970, but it only got worse on April 13 of that year. Just eight months earlier, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.
There's an ancient mystery buried in China's Taklimakan Desert, a forbidding waste north of Tibet. It's mummies. Mummies of white people.
In today's Brain Game, you'll connect one word or name to another using a "famous pair." The two given words make bookends, and the famous pair (which mayÂ contain names or words)
The 2010 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded. The winning stories, features, and photographs are linked if they are available online.
The Coen Brothers Meet Quentin Tarantino.
A few months ago, I posted some mini-documentaries made by the fine people at VBS, the video-makin' arm of Vice Magazine.
Happy D.E.A.R. Day! That's Drop Everything and Read, in case you don't have fond memories of D.E.A.R. from Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby books.
Aaron Fechter invented the original Whac-A-Mole game in 1971.
Taking a stroll through old Popular Mechanics and Popular Science-type magazines is always good for a few smiles. Here are ten images worth taking a closer look
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. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
There are few spectacles that can compare to the awe-inspiring power of a space shuttle launch.
The Illinois Poison Control Center posted stories of the 282 calls they took in one day.
Actress Dixie Carter passed away on April 10, 2010, at the age of 70. She is survived by her husband, actor Hal Holbrook, and two daughters.
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There's no question that reading a mental_floss story can pay off during Trivial Pursuit, or when you're trying to impress someone at a cocktail party.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you