Some cats are allergic to humans.
I'm not quite old enough to remember when the press blasted John Lennon for saying that The Beatles were "bigger than Jesus." Of course, the band had a hard time living down the stateme
TV writer Leonard Stern, who co-created Mad Libs in 1958, recently passed away at the age of 88.
A street in Stockholm is painted with an illusion.
It's once again time for the game that's sweeping that interwebs. All the clips below have a common theme. Can you figure it out?
Get comfortable, pop a Teamocil, crank up your favorite Dr.
In Spring of 2010, Haley Sweetland Edwards took us on a tour of Yemen for the Spinning the Globe section of mental_floss magazine.
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Michael J. Fox was born 50 years ago today. But as Stacy Conradt once told us, he wasn't Michael J. back then. He was Michael A. Fox, for Andrew.
You spend hours with it each day. Your fingertips know it intimately. But how familiar are you with your keyboard's
When I learned how to tie my shoes as a kid, I was taught what I now know is a granny knot.
One of my favorite things about New York City is the incredible variety of stores, restaurants and services the city contains.
Earlier this week I was working on a list of science fiction-inspired furniture when I became distracted by a number of creative science fiction quilts.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game enters Think Thursday. Everyone should be able to solve today's challenge, provided you take a few moments to work it out.
Germans obsessively listing all their possessions for hundreds of years may sound like the set-up for a joke.
This month marks the anniversary of an amazing act of nonviolent protest by a man whose name we still don’t know.
In the opening chapter of his book, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recounts the time a reporter asked him what profession he woul