Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
As if I needed more evidence that I have a really awesome job, I occasionally get emails from my editor, Jason, that say things like, "A reader just left a comment about Nazis looking to form a s
Child labor has never been a particularly pretty part of society, but during the industrial revolution, the practice became even uglier than its earlier incarnations.
Some of us have been fortunate to see a truly starry night -- away from light pollution in cities, you can see quite a lot. But when you're in space you can see even more.
Now that the second season of The Walking Dead is complete, you can focus on a new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly murdered 16 Afghan citizens and damaged the hope for cooperation between our countries.
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While these certainly aren't guaranteed (please don’t cite us in your divorce petition), here are some things science says will make you less likely to get
Installment #9: “We cannot conceal from ourselves the fact that we live in an age of incipient violence and strong and deep-seated unrest,” Winston Churchill warned the British House of Commons in a d
© William Whitehurst/CorbisBecause the Gideons put them there!
I'm almost positive I have posted this link before, but you should be watching it more than once!
In this short video, the three least articulate Muppets share their brilliant, touching interpretation of "Danny Boy." Not a dry eye in the house:
See also: Muppets Singing Classic
It was a favored pastime of mine, and I'm sure most of you, to ridicule the absurd drawings and bizarre quotes from school textbooks.
Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, so here's a collection of videos that may tangentially have something to do with St. Patrick, the holiday, or Ireland.
How to Celebrate St.
"It carried with it a certain tone of derision."
Ending my SXSW coverage this week with a little write up of a _flossy product called FoundIt!