Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
The number of tennis balls used at Wimbledon is roughly 42,000.
Related Fact: According to The Telegraph, 1,540 gallons of cream consumed by Wimbledon patrons each year.
Maid service is included for the residents of Pomuch Cemetery in Campeche, Mexico, where a tradition dating back to Mayan times makes for a really memorable Dia de los Muertos.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford came close to producing an electric car nearly 100 years ago.
This popular game of mathematical raindrops reminds me a lot of flashcards.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and the cover story features the 50 Most Interesting Places in the Space-Time Continuum.
Reading mental_floss on a regular basis might not make you addicted to the internet (or it might!), but the truth is, according to this infograph, our usage and dependency in general has skyrocketed i
Can you imagine going to work with your dad every day? Maybe you already do. My dad works for the railroad and I can't really picture myself out there helping him repair tracks.
SchrÃ¶dinger's Cat is the name of a thought experiment in quantum mechanics that posits that an unknown exists in more than one state until it is observed.
The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and the Spinning the Globe section on Bolivia is fascinating. From its two national capitals, to a month-long fight club, the stories are fascinating.
The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and we thought this story might intrigue our fellow band nerds in the audience.
With most schools in the US about to let out for the summer, reader Sarah in California had report cards on her mind. She wrote to ask how letter grades originated, and why no one ever gets an
The new issue hits stands this Tuesday, and we thought we'd get things started with a little sneak peek on our peanut butter spread (that's 2 pages full of weird facts you need to know about