In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
November 1st is All Saints Day, a day to commemorate all the saints, known and unknown. In recognition, here are the stories of six known saints.
1 & 2. Perpetua and
Hi there! It's Tuesday Test Time here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Two different U.S. states - Tennessee and Missouri - each border 8 other states.
The world now has seven billion people. A video from NPR helps us to visualize how that happened so quickly.
The 25 Best Pictures From The 2011 European Rabbit Hopping Championships.
It’s National Novel Writing Month! Some people criticize the concept, claiming that novels written in under a month aren’t going to be worth the paper they're printed on.
On Friday, Tony LaRussa won the third World Series championship of his 33-year Major League managing career.
At the beginning of the month, we asked for photos of your best Halloween costumes — the geeky ones, the nerdy ones, the ones of which you're particularly proud.
My girlfriend and I have been watching FX’s new horror-drama American Horror Story for the last few weeks (we agree that it’s OK, and any shortcomings are made up for by the presence of Mrs.
Julia Suits has assembled a book filled with ads for real prank machines used in fraternal lodges in the early part of the 20th century, complete with an introduction by David Copperfield.
When the 14-minute long short film known simply as Michael Jackson’s Thriller came out back in 1983, it forever revolutionized the music video industry.
I was at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art yesterday and there was some construction going on.
Decorating for Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it can also get down right expensive, especially if you want a lot of variety.
Please pay attention while traveling today, and keep an eye out for all those excited kids (and adults) who will be out and about for the Halloween holiday.
Android Dreams. A lovely time-lapse video of Shinjuku, Tokyo, set to the Blade Runner soundtrack.
13 Most Bizarrely Shaped Islands on Earth.
Between the scorching hot ovens and easy-to-mess-up chemical reactions, many people find baking to be simply horrifying.
We've managed to stick around for ten years! Here's a book to celebrate.