Trash Talk


Trash Talk


From the Vault


From the Vault


I (Want to) Know What You Did This Summer

Jason English

I didn't take any fancy or enlightening vacations this summer. My wife and I had four weddings to attend in a five-week stretch, plus our daughter's first birthday extravaganza.

8 Songs Inspired by Real Women

the mag

This article originally appeared in a 2006 issue of mental_floss magazine. Songwriters have found inspiration in all sorts of places, from transvestites to team tennis titans.

Fan of How Did You Know?

David K. Israel

Go ahead and make it official, and Fan our Facebook page. WHY?

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Babies are small and cute and cuddly ... except this baby.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Where Past Presidents Went to Get Away

Jason English

With the Obama family heading to Martha's Vineyard, let's take a look at Ethan Trex's article on presidential vacation hot spots from prior administrations, which we originally posted l

Our Back to School Sale Ends Tonight -- Get 15% off

Jason English

If you're in back-to-school shopping mode, now's the time to stock up on mental_floss t-shirts, books and games.

The Quick 10: 10 Things Owned by Berkshire Hathaway

Stacy Conradt

Warren Buffett pretty much owns everything.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Johnny Unitas

Ethan Trex

The NFL preseason's in full swing, but instead of handicapping battles for backup QB jobs, let's take a look at five things you might not know about one of the greatest signal callers of all

The New Issue Is Out!

Mangesh & Jason

Finally! We're so excited because we've been waiting and waiting to talk about the new issue, and it's finally out!

News From The Week You Were Born

Jason English

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. It's casual.

Book Your Trip Now: 12 Literary Pilgrimages

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Many destinations are benefiting from their connection, however tenuous, to a popular work of literature.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Exploding Refrigerator Wrecks Home Kathy Cullingworth of Normanton, England was awakened by an early morning explosion downstairs in her home.

Brain Game: The Commons

Thanks for joining us for another week of Brain Games. Today's puzzle is pretty straightforward.