Taco Bell is named for its founder, Glen Bell.
As we mentioned the other day, our co-founder Will Pearson will be representing mental_floss at the Idea Festival in Louisville, which runs from September 29th through October 2nd.
We owe some people some books! Our jury has reached verdicts in last week's giveaways. Here's who won, what they won, and
Betty Boop celebrated her 80th birthday this month, as her first appearance on film occurred on August 9, 1930.
Brett Favre's first NFL completion was caught by...Brett Favre! (It was deflected.)
It happened on September 13, 1992, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Favre's second season.
So how's this for awesome: in 1933, animator Roland Crandall singlehandedly animated a seven-minute Betty Boop cartoon (a version of Snow White) in only six months.
Before the launch of Split Decision this fall, we're giving away 25 copies of the game to readers who promise to throw Split Decision parties and send us photos (and video, if you'd like).
When resources are scarce in an area, the animals dealing with such scarcity will often evolve to be smaller, and thus use less resources.
We've all heard of snakes on a plane, but what about cats on a bus? Or dogs on a subway?
Here at the _floss, we don't usually do product reviews or promote many items other than the goodies we sell in our store. It's just never been part of our brand.
They may not have much time to keep up with the latest box office hits, but recent presidents have all been avowed movie fans. Barack Obama loves The Godfather (Parts I and II ...
Besides being four letters long (and ending in the same three letters) what specific and unusual property do these three words share?
BOWS, ROWS, SOWS
Here is the SOLUTION.
This is uber-cute and worth repeated viewings -- but there's a bit of an underlying story, to my mind.
The 20 Weirdest Apartment Buildings in the World. At least from the outside; inside they might be perfectly normal as far as I know.
Eels are strange and alien to the eye.
Over the years, Barnum's Animal Crackers has featured 54 different animals.