Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
An escaped peacock from New York’s Central Park Zoo found perching on Fifth Avenue window ledges drew attention—and international headlines—from news crews, bird watchers and well wishers last week.
What to do with old tires? Well, we can use them to make wonderful parks for our children, if you recall this post I wrote on unusual playgrounds.
A look back at sequels that people refuse to acknowledge.
Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the passage of The Apportionment Act of 1911 (AKA Public Law 62-5), which established 435 as the fixed number of members in the U.S. House of Representatives.
For this morning's meditation, I bring you Space Trek, the self-described blog of "the quiet despair of the Starship Enterprise." Featuring HD screen captures from the original Star Tr
With all this talk of debt, currency devaluation, plummeting markets and creditworthiness, I've lately had visions dancing in my head of dollar bills being flushed down toilets and fed through sh
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game is back to kick off this week with a new Monday Math Square. Enjoy!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
Journalism students at Florida Atlantic University recently constructed their special final summer issue of the student newspaper.
Nearly everyone has heard of Mata Hari, one of the most cunning and seductive spies of all-time. Except that statement isn't entirely true. Cunning and seductive, yes. Spy?
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Forget going around the world in 80 days, try one minute. The editing of this clip is so fantastic. Makes me want to hop on a plane!
Today Deion Sanders is being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But even if the legendary cornerback weren't enshrined in Canton, history would remember Neon Deion.
Probably the most delicious thing I've seen all week. Not craving beets? Didn't think you even liked beets? You may well change your tune after this lovely recipe video.
The first time Roy G. Biv flew in the name of LGBT rights was on June 25, 1978, in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.