The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Louis C.K. is one of the Internet's (and maybe America's) most loved comedians.
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The largest country in Central Asia—it’s as big as all of Western Europe combined—turns 20 years old today, and to celebrate, here’s a list of ten random fact
Here's a new Free-for-all Friday challenge for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck!
Only THREE world nations have
short-form English names that
begin with the letter R.
Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have developed kitchen robots that prepare sandwiches.
For $165,000 a month, you can live in the most expensive rental in New York City.
We've all heard of flash mobs, but what on earth is a cash mob?
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It has been a solemn year for famous deaths, with tributes to those who achieved several decades of greatness (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), those who died before their time (Am
It's Thursday, it's late and it's movie time! As always, your Thursday late movies are a series of clips with something in common. Can you figure out the theme?
Dave Devries needs to be inducted into the _floss Hall of Fame, like, now! Well, after we create the _floss Hall of Fame. Then he does. Why?
The answer to today's Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is... well... in the cards.
A company that contracts for the Pentagon to feed soldiers in Afghanistan was caught overbilling millions for unauthorized and nonexistent supplies.
We always hear about the nightmares of Black Friday, but people rarely talk about the kindness of strangers during the holiday season.
Do you believe Friday the 13th is unlucky? Refuse to sleep in a hotel room on the 13th floor? Scorn baker’s dozens because they might be
Tonight's edition of The Late Movies offers up a smorgasbord of stand-up comedians from their much younger and lesser-known days.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a