The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
A Sunday evening brawl at the New Welcome Church in St. Elmo, Alabama, involved at least a dozen people and left one woman with a stab wound.
We wrap up another week with Free-for-all Friday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Give this question a try, and good luck!
When viewed from the air, the grounds of which
A three-part article follows a story of international adoption gone wrong. The upshot is that throwing money at a problem sometimes makes it worse.
This is Jonathan Stark’s Starbucks Card and he wants you to use it to buy yourself a coffee. Really, he does.
If you ever find yourself trapped in a pen with a bull and you happen to be wearing your favorite lucky red cape (what? you don’t have a lucky cape?), never fear.
It's Thursday night, _flossers, meaning it's time for everyone's favorite version of The Late Movies: GUESS THE THEME! All the songs below have something in common.
Now here's something special: a 35-minute documentary by Vivian Kubrick (who was then 17 years old) about the making of The Shining.
Kim Jong-Il, the villainous dictator of North Korea, has reportedly decreed that all waitresses working at prestigious restaurants must undergo eyelid surgery to make them appear more “Western.” We’ve
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I’m not the biggest superhero fan, but for some reason I am very engrossed by the incredibly detailed graphical breakdown known as The Illustrious Omnibus of Super Powers.
The National Parks Service announced that the Statue of Liberty will be closed for a year for renovations starting in late October.
The title of my post today comes from the Alien movie poster—it's the film's tagline, if you recall.
Some years ago, I wrote about 8 Wacky Fall Festivals, which didn't even scratch the surface of the roster of odd municipal celebrations around the USA.
It's time once again to Think Thursday at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Preserving human history in a National Park.
Though some of the greatest advertising slogans in history seem relatively simple ("Just Do It" is only three words, after all), most of the time, they're anything but.