Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
If you're ever browsing in the mental_floss store, you'll notice a 'Games & Puzzles' section.
Like millions this weekend, I eagerly saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I'm ready to give it rave reviews and apparently I'm not the only one.
Skin is the largest organ on the human body, and an amazing number of things can go wrong with it.
The Tuesday Turnip is back! We gave it a BIG break to give the Internet time to catch up with us, which it has, which means all new interesting searches on Tuesdays!
For most of us, using crutches to get around would be an excuse to sit on the side of the dance floor. A select few take those crutches and outshine everyone around them.
Welcome to the mental_flossÂ Brain Game. Today's challenge is short and sweet, but is it easy? That's for you to decide.
Amazing Ambushes from the Macroscopic Universe. The nefarious ways these insects go about trapping their prey will make you thankful you are as big as you are.
What men are really thinking.
In the lightning-fast world of internet fads, these are considered oldies -- but in my opinion at least, goodies.
When I wrote the post about Woolworth's last week, I thought it was an old company.
This evening's quiz depicts 10 U.S. states whose outlines have been taken out-of-scale and spun around at odd angles. As a result, they don't look exactly like they do on the map.
On the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing, many of us are watching historical video and reliving the experience.
Civilizations have been creating currencies since the dawn of history.
At a stoplight not too far from where I live, you can see an abandoned Circuit City, an empty CompUSA, two closed-down gas stations and a non-descript big box building that went up in 2006 and has yet
Time to wrap up our latest book giveaway contest. You were asked to recast any historical moment you think would have been cooler, better, more exciting, etc. if it had happened differently.
This article was written by Sam Kean and originally appeared in the 'Future of Sex' issue of mental_floss magazine (March-April 2008).
If humans can train (or genetically engineer) themse