Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
Previously, Miss Cellania shared a link about the humorous mishaps that often ensue when American films are sent to audiences around the world.
If you’re a Judd Apatow fan, you’ll especially apprec
How to spot a psychopath. The danger is that when you start to look, you may see monsters everywhere.
From Jan, a pretty cool if abstract movie quiz. Guess the film (there are 50 of them) from a collage of 3 subject-related photographs.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Have you ever tried to count the stars?
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The Internet has been going nuts over the news that a dog was among the elite commandos who raided Osama bin Laden’s compound and killed him.
Danica McKellar played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years. Now she writes math books.
A zoetrope is a mechanical device that creates the illusion of moving pictures, based on a spinning cylinder in which slits are cut.
As if the fact that it’s Friday isn’t enough to make you smile, you now have some hard data proving you should show off those pearly whites.
Amazon reports that since the beginning of April, they’ve sold 105 electronic Kindle books for every 100 print books sold.
Related Fact: Included among Amazon’s many available Kindle ebooks is Kind
On Fridays, 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.
Abraham Zapruder’s amateur footage of the JFK assassination is one of the world’s most instantly recognizable clips, but Zapruder himself doesn’t get quite as much press.
The date was August 20, 1969. The Beatles were recording what was to be their final album, Abbey Road.
I just discovered this in the dusty depths of my YouTube account -- a very strange video I made with mental_floss about three years ago.
Eagle Drops Poodle Into a Better Life
A female poodle fell out of the sky onto the grounds of Shorncliffe Nursing Home in Sechelt, British Columbia.