Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
In the 1940s, The Adventures of Superman was a radio sensation. Kids across the country huddled around their sets as the Man of Steel leapt off the page and over the airwaves.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Let's start things off with a vintage viral video clip that never fails to bring the laughs - a Halloween Prank that either went very right or very wrong, depending on who you are in the video!
Just in time for Halloween, here are a few behind-the-scenes tidbits about some famous masks (of both the scary and not-so-spooky variety).
Ever wondered what M&M's stands for? Or how the Dum-Dum "Mystery Flavor" is created? Read on for some fun facts about a few Halloween
Two weeks ago I wrote about The Story of Pi, a semi-educational retro video that visually explains Pi.
Halloween is almost here. Just remember, scaring people can be a dangerous business.
Earlier this week, friend of the _floss Maggie Koerth-Baker posted a round-up of nuclear accidents in the U.S. & Russia.
Singer and dancer Josephine Baker was probably the closest thing the Jazz Age had to a Britney Spears-type character.
What is dry ice and how does it make that awesome
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?
It's been well over a century since the first Sherlock Holmes adventure was published, and yet the master detective remains as popular as ever; witness the upcoming release of Holmes, starring Ro
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.
All fall, you guys have been filling up our inbox with your best Halloween photos. Get in the holiday spirit by looking at some of our favorite submissions.