Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
It's smarter than your old history teacher, funnier than the founding fathers and more American than Betty Crocker cradling an apple
I love kids, I really do, but this pictorial meditation on "If Build-A-Bears Were As Terrible As Real Children" was still pretty hilarious and on-point!
Hopefully you guys can do better
Since my daughter Katherine was born on September 14th, I haven't been obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com, and we haven't been posting The Week's Most Popular Stories.
Every day, more than 20,000 Chinese people leave the countryside to settle in urban areas.
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Space ... the final frontier ... for hotels! Get ready for zero-gravity fun at the Russian Space Hotel.
Space ... the final fron -- oh wait I already did that one.
Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Andy Griffith Show.
YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.
Katy Perry’s recent Sesame Street skit went bust when parents complained that the singer was showing a little too much décolletage for kids.
Alexander Fleming's dodgy cleaning habits helped him discover penicillin in 1928. The bacteriologist was cleaning Petri dishes when he noticed mold growing on staphylococcus (staph) bacteria.
Here's a visual treat for your Friday afternoon: a video designed to promote tourism in Mexico City, that's actually beautifully shot, and a joy to watch.
NFL WEEK FOUR: A 9-7 record in Week 3 is good but not great, but I'm tickled that two of my three upset picks (Seattle and Chicago) came through. A third in Oakland ended up sailing wide left.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?
Founding _flosser Will Pearson recently sat down with the good people at Birmingham Weekly to discuss the past, present and future of mental_floss.
At FDR’s request, Major General William Joseph Donovan formed the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) at the height of World War II.