In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
With over 95 million messages sent via Twitter every day, you might be asking yourself, “Is anybody out there?” Say the wrong thing, though, and you might find out exactly who's listening – when
So I missed Poe's birthday by one day, but this is worth it: a version of "Humpty Dumpty" written by Dylan Curry in the style of Edgar Allan Poe.
The Nerf brand has been bringing kids foamy fun for over four decades now, but the company’s history might not be as familiar to you as the perfect technique for a crushing Nerfoop dunk.
Vivian Maier was one of the best street photographers of her time -- and completely unknown.
It doesn't take of lot of hard work for a cat to become famous: 1. get a job at a place where people gather, 2. have someone upload your photo to the internet, and 3.
When you're used to seeing only buttons and portabella mushrooms, the fungi family may start to seem rather boring—though still delicious.
It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game.
The Incredible True Story of the Collar Bomb Heist. The complicated plot was doomed from the start, as was the man wearing the collar.
Amy Sedaris, star of Strangers With Candy and surprisingly successful craft maven, has her own YouTube channel!
While most of us insure rather mundane things – lives, houses, cars – there’s a certain populace who make livings based on very specific body parts and need financial protection in case the ability to
James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia has a new show premiering tonight (Wednesday, January 19) at 10pm Eastern on Investigation Discovery.
The front part of our Ohio office serves as our retail store, and people travel great distances to cross "visit the mental_floss retail store" off their bucket lists.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
It's been awhile since I've posted any new "talking pictures" -- I've been hard at work on the book! -- but over the weekend I was inspired to make this video about them.
Most people choose their cellphone based on available apps, keyboard placement, battery longevity, and other features, but here's one you've probably never considered: ability to stop a bull