Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
As you and I sit here like dopes in front of our computers, a swarm of alpha nerds are basking in the Long Beach sun and enjoying TED2012.
I discovered the absolutely adorable needle feltings of Kit Lane via pokate.com and knew I had to post some of them here.
There are over a million described species of insects, and even more when you count the arthropod class they belong to -but more are being discovered every day.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is quick to dispense, but may take a bit to figure out.
The government of North Korea has offered to stop their nuclear activities and submit to inspection in exchange for food.
Most educators dream of the opportunity to teach at an elite university, but after teaching one free online course for Stanford with 160,000 students, Sebastian Thrun realized the prestige just wasn
Here's a roundup of screensavers from the '90s, when they were delightfully corny, 3D graphics meant "the future," and flying toasters invaded our dreams. Enjoy!
Reader Bill wrote in to ask, “Why does the sound of running water make me want to pee—and sometimes
To quote a song from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd, it’s Hard to Believe.
Big news from NASA—2011/12 was a record-breaking year when it came to astronaut applications.
In terms of presents and cake, leap day babies can have their pick between February 28 and March 1. But legally, things are a bit murkier in non-leap years.
Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase was in the enviable position of designing the original US $1 bill in 1862. So who do you think he put on that bill? Himself, of course.
It's the little things in life... sometimes, right? If you agree, be sure to check out these 13 amazing miniatures by Kim Burke! And for her complete collection visit her at Etsy, deviantART,
Here's a new word ladder for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.
Syrians have been protesting their government and dying for it for a year now.