Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
You knew Johnny Cash could sing, but you’re probably less familiar with his dramatic output. Let’s rectify that.
While the only ceiling art most people are familiar with is the famous mural on the Sistine Chapel, it's certainly not the only ceiling worth a look.
If my calculations are correct - and I'm not certain they are - today's Brain Game is the 777th one we've published here at mentalfloss.com.
NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer captured a stunning shot of the M101, a.k.a.
In need of content during the 2007-2008 Writer's Guild of America strike, comedians Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O'Brien created an elaborate faux feud to attract viewers, which c
We're pretty used to our instantaneous communications these days, aren't we? We get mad when an email takes too long to send or if a page takes more than five seconds to load.
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I can announce one more stop on our Mental Floss Trivia Show tour—we're headed for Indianapolis! Save the date: Thursday, September 1st.
Pack the jerky, a few friends, and maybe a few extra hundreds for those hefty gas prices. ‘Tis the season for summer road trips!
If you're like me, _flossers, you spend a lot of time online wishing you had more time to read longer pieces, or, alternately, that there was less to read.
In this 1975 AT&T film, five female AT&T engineers are profiled. The film starts with male attitudes towards women working as engineers.
Recently, while reading an oral history of Saturday Night Live, I happened upon a fact I’d long since forgotten.
You probably recall that Betty White became the oldest person to host the late night
As far as we know, a Liberian man named Alfred Sirleaf is the world's only analog blogger.
Summer's here and the time is right for the Monday Math Square at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
Many of us grew up in an era when playgrounds were still risky fun. But playgrounds have become increasingly stripped of their potentially dangerous equipment.
Note: Miss Cellania is on vacation. Filling in this week, Brian Abrams! Make him feel welcome.
A National Lampoon's Vacation reboot is in the works with Clark W.