At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
So my friend T'chaka was visiting his sister and his four-year-old niece, Aurora, last December. Aurora began a stream-of-consciousness rant about the need for more peace in the world.
In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi
Many people board an airplane flight thinking that if anything goes wrong, they will probably die. We board anyway, knowing that the odds of something going wrong are pretty small.
This summer saw the release of two major feature films that started life as shorts -- District Nine and the animated film 9 (no relation, and not to be confused with the upcoming, Daniel-Day-Lewis-sta
There are no negative numbers in today's Brain Game.
The Top 10 Warrior Women.
Postmodern weirdness has finally invaded the last vestige of TV-dom I thought was safe from irony: the tried-and-true cooking show.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the inaugural Mental Floss Trivia Show last night in Brooklyn! We were blown away by the turnout.
In this two-minute video, National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen relates the story of a giant leopard seal who tried to teach him (Nicklen) how to hunt for penguins.
We've all seen it: that one lonely suitcase on the baggage claim track at the airport that goes around and around with no owner in sight. What happens to it if no one shows up?
As I watch my cat bat a piece of foil across the floor or stare at nothing like he's stoned, I can't help thinking, "Gee I wish my computer was as smart as my cat." Scientists at
If the BCS rankings factored a school's nickname into its formula—and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy's final pass of Saturday's Big 12 Championship Game had fluttered in the air
If you've ever been to a restaurant in Greece, chances are you've seen lamp on the menu. The spelling mistake is about as ubiquitous as nude sunbathers on the beach in Mykonos.
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and if you're struggling to find the right gift for someone special*, head on over to the mental_floss store.
In 2005, the world was charmed by a video called the Christmas Lights Gone Wild, in which Carson Williams loaded his house with Christmas lights and programmed them to flash in sync with music, specif