There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
A promising series of tests of a new antiviral drug has researchers so jazzed up about its potential success that they're throwing around wild mythology-inspired comparisons to herald its ingenio
I've been hearing Will Shortz on NPR for years, doing the Sunday puzzle.
In my ongoing attempt to keep you up-to-date with the coolest Web sites going live each month, today I'm writing about Foodiacs.com.
The United States Department of Agriculture's food guide pyramid and its successor, MyPyramid, have been helping Americans make healthy, balanced dietary decisions since 1992.
This week we're running a special series by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology. Check back each day for a new installment!
August 29, 1857.
Calling all Columbus, OH Flossers! This Thursday night just got more fun.
If you liked yesterday's People in Order post, you'll dig this 11-minute documentary by Lenka Clayton and James Price.
"Flaming" and "on fire" are words used all the time for musicians who are "burning it up," or playing with talent and fervor.
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game continues today with Tuesday Test Time. Good luck!
Each of the following seven words can be modified in the same way to create a series of common three-word phrases.
Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward did a cost/benefit analysis of a fictional project for the Pentagon’s in-house publication Defense AT&L Magazine.
Today I'm celebrating my 25th birthday. Although a Neil Diamond concert sent my mom into labor with me, I don't possess much musical talent.
Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close, the latest installment of the Symphony of Science is educational and fun -- it's about quantum
On September 2nd, we asked for readers to tell us amazing facts, in haiku form. After sifting through some 200+ haiku, we've narrowed it down to one winner and two runners-up.
It never ceases to amaze me how many people (smart people, mind you) don’t know the meaning of the word alas.