Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
So I found this interesting question posed on Reddit today -- something I've wondered myself -- could you use all the people working out at a busy gym to generate power?
A while back we announced our James K. Polk Trivia Contest, which was posted in part because of a crack I made about the Polk administration on The Rachael Ray Show.
These offbeat tax deductions worked at least once, but we can't guarantee they'll work again.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
1996 was a heady time for popular music.
The proud papa isn’t able to pass out cigars, but there was still plenty of celebrating at the Cincinnati Zoo, where earlier this month a giraffe has been born for the first time in 26 years.
Reader Cathy wrote in wondering what becomes of a donor’s DNA once it gets inside another person during a blood
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.
In 1989, a couple of dudes spent six weeks driving across the country taking pictures of people in malls. The results were fantastic.
£20,000 Dog Wedding
Around 80 guests attended a lavish wedding in Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, England.
Today is Free-for-All Friday, so there's no charge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. (There never is, but humor me.) Enjoy!
Dennis has 3 pieces of in-circulation U.S.
As the Mountaintops Fall, a Coal Town Vanishes. The residents are leaving, and soon the native flora and fauna and the very contours of the earth will be gone a well. NYT link.
Tonight for the Late Movies, we have a collection of clips that probably took quite a few takes to get right.
After working on his book for years, John Kennedy Toole submitted his manuscript to several publishers. Initially, editor Robert Gottlieb wanted to publish it, but he soon lost interest.
Let's say you wanted to know what went down on last night's episode of Jeopardy! Well, you'd be in luck -- browse on over to the Show #6128 page on J!