The Quick 10: 10 Ronco Products

Stacy Conradt

It's a pretty important day in history, you guys "“ after all, where would we be without the Showtime Rotisserie or Hair in a Can? Yes"¦ it's Ron Popeil's birthday.

Pet Sounds: 4 Animals That Could Really Talk

Rob Lammle

There's no need to page Doctor Doolittle for this case. Here are the amazing, true stories of four animals that could speak for themselves. 1. Hoover the

Bill Murray Reads Poetry to Construction Workers

Chris Higgins

In this video, Bill Murray reads poetry (including Emily Dickinson) to construction workers at the Poets House in Manhattan.

mental_floss on Wisconsin Public Radio Today

Jason English

If you're searching for audio programming between 11:00 and noon (Eastern) and you've always wondered what Ethan Trex sounds like, you're in luck.

Brain Game: Math Square #23

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Wang Chung Tonight

Miss Cellania

Cancer patient Erik Martin always wanted to be a superhero and even designed his own secret identity as Electron Boy.

Strange Geographies: Searching for the "Real" Venice

Ransom Riggs

It's been said that Venice is not just a city of museums, but a museum city, a place to be visited and appreciated but not lived in, where on a sunny summer day tourists can outnumber locals two-

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Product of the Weekend

Jason English

Whether your mom has a degree in English or she's a math professor, we've got the perfect Mother's Day gift for her. (Or if she's an anthropologist. Or she loves pirates.

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

Women (and men!) have often employed strange methods for attaining beauty, although I myself would have to draw the line way before I got to bird dropping facials, ground pig placenta, or any of these

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

A Super Sale for Super Moms! Get 15% Off Your Order

Mangesh & Jason

Do all your Mother's Day shopping in the mental_floss store! Use the coupon code SUPERMOM before checkout and get 15% off.

The Late Movies: Horse Racing Hijinks

Miss Cellania

The 136th annual Kentucky Derby is tomorrow. To get into the mood, here are some classic races from all over featuring creatively-named horses.

The Quick 10: Pippi Longstocking

Stacy Conradt

I have a special place in my heart for Pippi Longstocking "“ when I was in about first grade, my mom brought a ball of white fluff home that been abandoned at her workplace and told me I could na

Spider-Man Window Washing

Jill Harness

"Spider-Man, Spider-Man, creates a streak-free shine wherever he goes." For some reason, this song just isn't as catchy as the actual Spider-Man theme.