Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word FLOSS into the word BRUSH inÂ seven (or fewer) steps.
The Vancouver Experiment. Nothing to do with the Olympics, this experiment involves helping heroin addicts with a safe place to shoot up. (via Metafilter)
Which Disney princess is the greenest?
I am a TV marathoner. When my boyfriend and I choose a new series to Netflix, our entire social lives disappear until we finish the series.
First a little update: We're now over 820 fans over on the Hunt's Facebook page! Gamers are taking it upon themselves to trade answers through cryptic clues! Nice going Fans!
In case you haven't already heard, Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter this morning. Stupid groundhog.
New Orleans, January 1981.
A Small Act was a documentary in competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and it tells an amazing story.
The Winter Olympics are still a week and a half away, but it's never too early to start getting warmed up.
If you've been thinking about replenishing your t-shirt supply, now would be a good time. Through tonight at 11:59pm EST, all mental_floss t-shirts are on sale for $14.90.
While surfing may have originated in ancient Polynesian culture hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, the man who gets all the credit for bringing it to California's shores (via Hawaii) is Geo
(Image of Machu Picchu courtesy of Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia.)
Airing tonight (February 2, 2010) at 8pm on PBS stations: NOVA's Ghosts of Machu Picchu. Set your DVRs now!
Sisso suffered from an injured right wing over eight months ago.
In the latter part of the 19th century, before television, radio, or even movies with sound, traveling exhibitions were the biggest form of entertainment most people encountered. Oh yes, the circus!
It's hard to believe that it's been nearly three months since we've offered a Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Brain Game.
7 Real World Heists That Put Ocean's 11 to Shame. Of course they weren't perfect crimes because we found out who did them... all but one.
Extreme Gaming, anywhere you want.