The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
According to the International Time Capsule Society at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, there are approximately 10,000 time capsules in the world.
By changing one letter with each subsequent entry, and leaving the other three letters in their original spots, come up with four-letter names that complete the monikers of ten famous people.
The Tragic Race to Be First to the South Pole. A museum exhibit shows us how Roald Amundsen and Robert F.
One of my favorite new features on the NYTimes website are videos by film critic A.O. Scott in which he discusses and dissects some of his (and my) favorite films.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed:
1. The Origins of 10 Nicknames, by David K. Israel
Callin' out around the world: are you ready for a brand new beat?
Summer's here and the time is right for duelin' in the
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.
The bugle call "Taps" is used at military funerals and memorial services as well as for lights out. Where did this song originate, and why does it affect us so?
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One thing that surprised me about Venice was that graffiti was everywhere.
It's unlikely that most of us live with any danger of major natural disaster from day to day, but the people who live near these 9 Active Volcanoes cannot say the same!
Kenya get Djibouti ove
Super-Powers, like anything, fall into some familiar categories.
People of Ohio:
The _flossers in our Chesterland office have set up camp at the Blossom Time Festival in Chagrin Falls for the weekend. Stop by and say hello!
It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Be the first to answer the Level 3 bonus-round question correctly and take your pick of anything you want from the neatoshop (valued under $25).
One of the best things about being a kid was settling down in front of cartoons on Saturday morning with a giant bowl of neon-colored, marshmallow-infested cereal.