ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
This year marks our 10th anniversary. To celebrate, Will and I are loading up the RV and taking the mental_floss Trivia Show on the road.
When you hear about the arrival of The Beatles during the British Invasion of the mid-1960s the talk always centers on the rampant hysteria they inspired – the legendary premiere on The Ed Sullivan Sh
Dog toys generally come in three designs: classic toys such as Frisbees and tennis balls, indestructible designs like the Kong line, and cute animals that are fuzzy or squeaky.
Here are a few cool tech tidbits I recently discovered and wanted to share with my _flossers.
1. Gmail is Smarter than You
The other day I was sending someone an e-mail with an attachment.
Marijuana Truck Spill
A traffic accident in San Jose, California, led to a free-for-all. A truck crashed near Oakridge Mall around 1AM on Wednesday.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents: Free-for-all Friday.
Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time. Number 11: Time flies like an arrow.
You’ve likely heard of Ed Gein. His house of horrors made headlines for years after he was sent to a mental hospital for his actions.
It's Thursday, meaning it's time once again time for our late crowd to GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
Many popular TV shows would have been totally different had the executives stuck with the actors from the pilot
Mayans grew cacao trees in their backyards, blending the beans with vanilla, chili pepper, and achiote to make a bitter, spicy drink known as xocoalt.
Artist Tim Liddy works almost exclusive in oil paintings. But these aren't your typical oil paintings of pastoral scenes or abstract shapes.
Surely you're familiar with Max Roach, the fantastic jazz drummer. Oh, you're not?
A grilled cheese sandwich is a staple food for children because it's simple, quick, and cheap to make. Kids like simple food, and an American cheese slice on white bread is as simple as it gets.
And now, in living color and stereo (where available), the mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents: Think Thursday!
NOTE: I rephrased the text of this quiz after several comments, so please ignore comm