Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
One of the great things about blogging for mental_floss is meeting people from all over the Web who have pantloads of talent.
As college students head back to class for the fall semester, many of them will take classes with professors who are well known within their fields.
Build Blog normally covers architecture and design, in their traditional, adult sense.
Next time you want to trip someone up in hangman, try using the word "jazz." Mathematician Jon McLoone used a computer simulation that helped him uncover that "jazz" is the hardest
Ever wondered how screenwriters do their thing? Lots of people have, and there's a whole genre of books out there devoted to helping up-and-comers understand the arcane art of movie-writing.
September is here, and right on schedule. When the month arrived, my trivial brain got right to work, wondering why September is the only month with two common abbreviations (Sep. and Sept.).
A "leap second" is a single second of time which is sometimes added into the Coordinated Universal Time in order to make it more accurately sync up with astronomical time.
You've heard moderate drinking is good for your health. Now evidence shows that heavy drinkers also outlive teetotalers.
Chemistry Lab Horror Stories.
If you've been checking out web videos in the past two years, it's a good bet that you've seen Simon's Cat, a video series by animator Simon Tofield featuring the adventures of a m
Giving a movie a blockbuster-sized budget doesn't always guarantee a blockbuster at the box office. Here are a few big-budget flops that left theatergoers cold.
1. Town and Country.
Reader Johnny Cat wrote in to ask about which Wikipedia entries have the highest incidences of false information in them.
So I've seen a tornado form, and, like an idiot, just stood there staring at it -- until it started moving towards me, at which point I ran, and felt the wind pushing at my back, until I was abou
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
What do newspaper headline type and the New Deal have to do with the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles?
A friend named Stacey, who I grew up with, recently snail-mailed me the map you see above. She documented 8.76 miles of Rte 130 in New Jersey, from our hometown of Cinnaminson to Burlington.