J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
At various moments in its life, a word will hop languages, change meanings, travel through sinister moments and land in pleasant ones.
Studies have shown that there are much higher instances of mental disorder in political leaders and creative geniuses than in the general population.
Last week I noticed that I'd seen more than one awesome cake decorated on the theme of the TV show Game of Thrones.
Some of America's best-known game show hosts are actually Canadian -- including Alex Trebek, Monty Hall, and Alan Thicke.
1. Dennis the
Who says you can't celebrate the mundane? These 11 museums are dedicated to items you use but probably never think about.
1. Sulabh International Museum of
Keep an eye out for an exciting presidential event coming up in October here at mentalfloss.com.
Fifty years after thalidomide caused so many birth defects, drug producer Chemie Grünenthal's CEO has offered an apology.
There are plenty of literary tattoos out there, and plenty of tattooed librarians. A bit less common are librarians with tattoos celebrating their career choice.
Installment #35: Although British and French generals held a series of informal military “conversations” beginning in 1906 after the First Moroccan Crisis, the Anglo-French Naval Convention negotiated
Today is the birthday of the original Rin-Tin-Tin, who was found on a World War I battlefield when he was just 5 days old.
We don’t mean the triggers — though that could be a fun post — but the actual physical process.
The 1968 Playboy Club Bunny Manual
Be mindful of the rules of Bunny Behavior so you won’t have to have a “Personal Meeting with the Bunny Mother.”
If They Tore A Stitch, Then You Must Snitch
Smokey Bear was created by the U.S. Forest Service in an attempt to prevent forest fires -- and it worked too well.