In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
While the debate rages on over the appropriate number of planets in our solar system (Revolve in Peace, Pluto), at least we are certain that there are seven continents on Earth, barring of course a re
It's the same old story—guy gets shot into space, is forced to watch bad movies, and builds some robots to keep him company.
If you follow these things, and maybe even if you don't, you know that the Miss Universe pageant was last weekend. Miss Venezuela took the crown for the second year in the row.
Cabinet of Wonders is a blog that my Google Reader recommended to me earlier this year, and I'm grateful.
News outlets reported this week that legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite never amended his will to include Joanna Simon, who had been his girlfriend for the last four years of his life.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators!
In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the first place winner and
Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author, widely known for his book The Four-Hour Work Week.
One of our favorite things in the latest issue of mental_floss is Chris Higgins' wonderful MacGyver Fact Check.
Pop culture is full of cute, smart, and talented pigs that we love. Sure, you adore bacon, but this list is going whole hog!
If you unscramble the letters in ELITIST DONOR, you might come up with TONSIL EDITOR, SNOTTIER IDOL, and even TIRED LOTIONS. Eventually, you'd come up with the DETROIT LIONS.
The Ten Most Shocking Olympic Gender Scandals.
Tonight let's take a look back at the 1980 film Xanadu starring Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, and Gene Kelly.
So we're drafting for mental_floss Fantasy Football tonight (physical_floss).
I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm taking suggestions via Twitter and thoroughly researching each one.
This morning, for the second time in four days, I found a dirty five-dollar bill while walking my dog. In my whole life, I don't think I've ever found that much cash.
"¢ New Yorkers may consume more hot dogs than other Americans, but ballpark goers will eat enough at major league ballparks this year to stretch to and from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and