Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
We're finishing up a few site updates tonight, and during this process you might not be able to leave comments. The discussion embargo will be lifted as soon as we're done.
This Sunday, we pay tribute to fathers of all types: biological fathers, adoptive fathers, foster dads, and father figures.
Beginning Monday, LSU and Texas will square off in the best-of-three championship series at the 63rd College World Series.
Just in time for Father's Day, some great moments in Pop Culture Fatherhood (Thanks Jan!)
Amazing stop motion animation: the Deadline Post-it.
The ultimate in sustainable fashion: 1 Dress
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed:
Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This
Readers Valerie and Liz requested a "Feel Art Again" post on Remedios Varo (1908-1963) as part of our quest to feature an artist from a different country for each post in June.
If you missed our Penultimate Spinal Tap Quiz yesterday, go check that out before taking this one.
We asked some of our favorite mental_floss writers and researchers to send us their favorite dad-related facts and stories. Here are 15 you can use around the grill this
[There's still time to cast your vote! We'll lock down the ballot box on Sunday night.]
Thanks to all who entered our 15th Caption Contest!
A New York Times profile of Charles Bronson once noted that "Bronson looks like as if at any moment he's about to hit someone." It's tough to think of a better way to summarize B
1. I was just handed a memo that says mental_floss will have a table at Georgia's Decatur Book Festival in September.
A demo reel for the I-Movix SprintCam V3 HD has been making the internet rounds this morning -- the SprintCam is a super-high-speed video camera, allowing some of the slowest slow motion I've eve
Wilford Brimley seems to occupy a unique place in the hallowed halls of American pop culture.
In this month's new issue (hitting stands next week!), Linda Rodriguez has written a genius piece on the America's greatest invention: toilet paper.
Today is Garfield's 31st birthday! He may not be your favorite comic strip "“ or mine "“ but you have to give the guy props for lasting a lot longer than most cats.