In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
The secret lives of librarians took center stage at the American Library Association's annual conference earlier this month.
The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century will move moved across parts of India, China, and Japan today.
Well, we're approaching the end of July. Summer's in full swing, and it's starting to get really hot and sticky outside.
Today's awesome geekery: It's a Secret to Everybody, an amazingly extensive article on the origins of various video game character names.
If you're ever browsing in the mental_floss store, you'll notice a 'Games & Puzzles' section.
Like millions this weekend, I eagerly saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I'm ready to give it rave reviews and apparently I'm not the only one.
Skin is the largest organ on the human body, and an amazing number of things can go wrong with it.
The Tuesday Turnip is back! We gave it a BIG break to give the Internet time to catch up with us, which it has, which means all new interesting searches on Tuesdays!
For most of us, using crutches to get around would be an excuse to sit on the side of the dance floor. A select few take those crutches and outshine everyone around them.
Welcome to the mental_flossÂ Brain Game. Today's challenge is short and sweet, but is it easy? That's for you to decide.
Amazing Ambushes from the Macroscopic Universe. The nefarious ways these insects go about trapping their prey will make you thankful you are as big as you are.
What men are really thinking.
In the lightning-fast world of internet fads, these are considered oldies -- but in my opinion at least, goodies.
When I wrote the post about Woolworth's last week, I thought it was an old company.
This evening's quiz depicts 10 U.S. states whose outlines have been taken out-of-scale and spun around at odd angles. As a result, they don't look exactly like they do on the map.
On the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing, many of us are watching historical video and reliving the experience.