Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Actress Dixie Carter passed away on April 10, 2010, at the age of 70. She is survived by her husband, actor Hal Holbrook, and two daughters.
What else are smart phones good for?
There's no question that reading a mental_floss story can pay off during Trivial Pursuit, or when you're trying to impress someone at a cocktail party.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
In honor of my first word, my first link this week concerns owls: Francesca has sent in this link to a live owl webcam focusing on a mother owl and her 4 owlets.
Cats are fascinated with the bathroom. Yes, there are house cats who use the toilet for the same purpose humans do, but there are no videos of that here.
I can't tell you how often I hear someone use the term "literally" when he or she means "figuratively." It bugs me nearly as much as "misused" quotation marks.
We've neglected a very important anniversary on the _floss this week - Twinkies turned 80 years old on Wednesday!
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. Very casual.
It takes the average artist years of intense practice and some level of natural skills to be able to create artwork that attracts interest, but with millions of years of practice and a bit of blind lu
Our good friend Alex at Neatorama just spent a year building the Neatoshop-- an online outlet filled with strange and hilarious gifts.
TV audiences have long enjoyed Kelsey Grammer for his masterful portrayal of two very different characters: Dr. Frasier Crane and Sideshow Bob.
On Sunday, Washington Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg will make his minor league debut for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators against the Altoona (Pa.) Curve.
Skeleton Replaces Copenhagen Mermaid
Denmark's iconic statue of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid normally sits in the Copenhagen Harbor, but left last week for temporary residen