ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
Boingboing linked to these beautiful blueprints straight from Gustave Eiffel's pen, and I completely fell in love with
Forget stress balls and punching bags. If you're feeling destructive and simply want to break something, check out the Anger Release Machine.
I've put a lot of miles on my car and my frequent flier card this year, tramping through villages in the South Pacific, abandoned buildings around California, the shorelines of toxic seas and jun
The moon is ringing in the New Year by shining full for the second time this month, and giving us a partial lunar eclipse on the 31st. Too bad we won't see it in the Western Hemisphere.
This week, we'll be counting down the year's most-read mentalfloss.com stories. I know the suspense is killing you, but we'll start with #20.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know? now has its very own Geritol.
1. The Theme Song
Many TV shows have had memorable theme songs, but few were as innovative as the eerie Doctor Who theme.
Happy Boxing Day to those Flossers who celebrate it! On a more generic box-ing note, we've packaged a few boxy facts for your consideration:
One of the facts that we hear repeated with some frequency is that trumpeter Louis Armstrong got his first Christmas tree at age 40, and loved it so much that took it on tour with him for a month.
While most people in the US will be celebrating Christmas today, I'm guessing a few of you out there will be gathering around the olde Festivus pole.
Since it's Christmas and all, we wanted to giveÂ you one last sneak peek at the new issue. This one comes from our cover story on Acts of Genius, Ripped from the Headlines.
Lapland, a region of Fenno-Scandinavia that lies mostly within the Arctic Circle, is where tourists go to find Santa Claus, reindeer, dog sledding, skiing, the Northern Lights, and unbelievable scener
Loyal readers who follow Higgins on this blog know all about TED Talks. Some of my favorites he's posted include this one by Torsten Reil and this one by Ian Dunbar.
One of my favorite scenes from John Green's wonderful novel Paper Towns is when the character Radar doesn't want to invite a girl over to his house because he's embarrassed by his paren