Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
We all know what happened to President Abraham Lincoln the night he went to watch Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater.
Thanks for trying today's Wednesday Wordplay puzzle at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
25 Biggest Facepalm Moments Of 2011.
John Hodgman had some nice things to say about mental_floss this morning. He also left a comment under another post to explain his frustration over e-books.
Starting today, fans of the Green Bay Packers can purchase an official share of stock in the team for $250.
The FAQs at packersowner.com offer further details for any Cheesehead thinking about gett
Photo by Friends of the High Line, Courtesy of John Baldessari and Marian Goodman Gallery
There's a big $100,000 bill plastered on a billboard near the High Line in New York.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge requires you to choose the correct city in one of three states - California, Florida, or Texas.
New postal service cutbacks will mean slower delivery of first-class mail.
On this date in 1933, the 21st amendment nullified the 18th and America was no longer a dry country.
Sometimes a thing is so bad there’s no way to say it nicely. Here are ten reviews that don’t even try.
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On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) informed the country that the U.S. unemployment rate has dropped to 8.6%.
The way the GOP nomination process has gone, it seems every candidate eventually gets a turn to put on the frontrunner hat.
The NFL has announced that Madonna will be your halftime entertainment for Super Bowl XLVI in February.
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. It's hard to believe that we're passing the century mark with the Monday Math Square.
The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011.