At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
Designers Charles and Ray Eames built a beautiful house in Los Angeles. They moved in on Christmas Eve 1949, and lived there for the rest of their lives. They called it Case Study House No.
Yesterday Levon Helm, the multi-instrumentalist best known as the singer and drummer for The Band, died after a long battle with throat cancer.
Facebook Photo Leads to Arrest
Michael Baker of Jenkins, Kentucky, siphoned gas from a police cruiser. The evidence was a picture of Baker doing the deed, while giving a one-finger salute.
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge:
What is the only U.S.
A gallery of celebrity prom pictures sounds like a chance to see stars in their high school awkwardness.
It's Thursday, it's late and it's time for the 50th installment of the game that is sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME (insert raucous cheers and applause)!
You may recall my post last month about geeky trashcans where I talked about painting the local fire hydrant when I was a kid to look like Uncle Sam during the bicentennial.
In this performance of "Tonight You Belong to Me," current Mental Floss cover model John Hodgman and feral mountain man rock star Jonathan Coulton deliver a sweet duet, at one point inviting
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Facebook has over 800 million users, and researchers and pollsters have been busy studying them.
The evil exterminating machines from the Doctor Who universe are extremely versatile. The simple yet very recognizable shape of a dalek lends itself to insertion into other, non-Doctor worlds.
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Amidst all yesterday’s eulogies and well-deserved tributes for the great Dick Clark, I was surprised to learn that he did a little acting.
"Pretty, wooden, thin..." Hey, I think I dated her some years ago.
TV host Dick Clark died yesterday at age 82. Here are some of his most memorable on-air moments.
How War Can Make Dehumanizing and Horrific Events Seem Normal.
Installment #13: Since the time of the Trojan War, the narrow straits between Europe and Asia have been crossed by merchants and armies, diplomats and traitors.
Since so much will be written about Dick Clark’s tenure on American Bandstand and the Pyramid game shows elsewhere, we'll try to provide you with some Dick Clark stories you