The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
Regular _floss readers may remember the article I posted last month about The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy.
Last month, New York Magazine posted a photo gallery titled "A History of Obama Feigning Interest in Mundane Things." Dean Trippe has tweaked those photos, adding objects like Marty McFly
Wednesday's Brain Game: Which U.S. city could be represented by the following combination of measurements?
86,400 seconds + 32,000 ounces
Here is the SOLUTION.
Just kidding! But I thought these nerd-tacular portraits captured a special certain something that all of us here at mental_floss can relate to.
15-year-old Phoebe Prince was bullied and harassed for months and finally committed suicide.
If the Internet has taught us anything, it's this: Watching other people do things that make them happy makes us happy, too.
Ivan Sutherland created a computer program called Sketchpad in the early 1960's as his PhD thesis.
You know how sometimes when you're talking, your mouth is moving faster than your brain and you inevitably flip the beginning parts of a couple of words?
Even though the negative consequences of sexting are well known, teenagers still text naked pictures to their peers.
Most of us probably don't put too much thought into our cars' names. Sure, we'll take the wheel of a Toyota or a Chevrolet, but how did those cars pick up their monikers?
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.
Tuesday's Brain Game:Â Following are eight anagrams; unscramble the letters to solve them. Solve all eight anagrams correctly and identify what they have in common.
There was a point in the 80s when filmmakers were all trying to out-do each other to make the all-out bad-assest action movie of all time.
Preparing for Passover, a scientist looks at the injunction to welcome and feed hungry strangers.
Back in the mid-90s, the sketch comedy troupe The State was Kind of a Big Deal -- at least it was in my friend group, which quoted sketches like Taco Mailman and The Bearded Men of Space Station 11 ab