Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
The other day we set up a mental_floss Instagram account, then went to the grocery store and took some pictures. (We also needed food.) Here are some fun facts about the products we
When I posted some of my favorite songs from 1971 last year, y'all seemed to like them. How about another great year for music?
Freedom of speech? Not if it's deemed "obscene." These celebrities found that out the hard way.
Back when amusement parks started using cameras to capture the facial expressions of their guests on their most wild rides, the companies thought it would just be a good way to make some extra money b
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
On April 20, 1992, a veritable “Who’s Who” (and, in a few cases, “Who’s That?”) played before 72,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium to celebrate the life of Freddie Mercury and to raise funds for Th
As previously reported on this blog, Los Angeles has recently entered the Guinness Book for largest boulder ever transported in modern times.
A 340-ton, 21 1/2-foot-high granite boulder recently tr
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Scientists have long known that our genetic makeup influences our intelligence.
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.