J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
A brewery in Scotland has begun brewing what they claim is the world's most potent beer. You'd think that would be enough of a marketing hook right there.
Every Friday, 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. Very casual.
Happy Friday! We'll be working this weekend, putting the final touches on the next issue of mental_floss magazine, which you'll receive (because you subscribe, right?) in a few weeks.
Cargo Ship Turned Away Due to Spiders
The cargo ship M.V. Altavia began to offload cargo in the U.S. territory of Guam when thousands of spiders of different species emerged from the cargo.
A newborn panda weighs approximately 3.5 ounces.
Related Fact: This is about 1/900 of its mother's weight.
[Source: The Encyclopedia of Mammals. See previous Numbers of the Day
Wear a Pink Sari and Carry a Big Stick. Women in India are forming gangs to stand up for women's rights, and their vigilante justice is working where peaceful politics never could.
While busy defending freedom, some men and women in the armed forces have still found time to share a few videos with the world, thanks to the magic of YouTube.
I admit it"¦ since I've been on maternity leave this summer, I've watched The Price is Right almost every day.
Hypothetical situation: seven castaways have been living on an uncharted island in the Pacific for 15 years after a shipwreck.
This is truly beautiful.
According to its website, the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival "celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses." The festival takes place in the Duct Tape Capital of the Wo
I search stuff out on Google dozens of times a day. In fact, I probably spend more time sifting through Google search results each day than I do eating. It's that much a part of my day-to-day.
Want to be cremated, but worry that your ashes will just end up buried in a cemetery or sitting in some boring urn? Fear not! Have a look at these 10 bizarre places that ashes have gone.
This alien chestburster roast might not look like the most delicious dinner party centerpiece, but it's certainly the most imaginative I've ever seen and it fits right in with the other out-
Since I posted a list called Plush Toys Grownups Will Love a couple of years ago, I've been collecting new and different stuffed toys that appeal to one's sense of fun, irony, and/or anarchy