E.B. White of Charlotte's Web fame is the "White" of Strunk and White.
We all know about Elvis, McCarthyism, Sputnik, the Korean War, Rosa Parks’ fateful bus ride, and Castro taking over Cuba – defining moments of the 1950s.
5 Worries Parents Should Drop, And 5 They Shouldn't. The real odds of what terrible things could happen are quite different from the horror stories you see on the news.
Some people are gifted with raw athleticism and could choose to play a variety of sports if they wanted.
The Internet is abuzz about the picture of the giant goldfish that recently surfaced (haven’t seen it? Check out #1 below).
This video starts slowly (hah), but in the middle you start seeing the wings move -- it's truly incredible. Watch how the bee's wings pivot and ultimately allow the bee to lift off.
I like lists, especially ones that put us in the same company as The Economist and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
mental_floss is at it again. We're doing a great big Trivia Show at the Galapagos Arts Space in Brooklyn on October 17th to promote our brand new history book.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s memoir, A Journey, is sparking all sorts of picketing and protesting around the U.K., so we thought it might be a good time to take a look at a few president
When most skateboarders break their boards, the remnants of wood end up in the trash.
1. Hop on
Almost anything can be made into a fish tank IF you've got the room, the money, the time, and the dedication to make it work.
NFL WEEK ONE: The fact that my first pick is the Rams should make it clear that this isn’t your typical stack of NFL predictions.
While recently Stumbling around the interweb, I encountered a webpage that wouldn't load properly - a pretty common occurrence when you spend as much time online as I do.
Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy!
Place the following words into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.
Recently, a couple of surprising studies have turned the tables -- albeit in an admittedly minor way -- on the conventional wisdom about smoking, boozing, and drinking coffee.