Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
A Malignant Melanoma Walks Into a Bar... Relatively young cancer patients are fighting back with their sense of humor.
What happens when you put the drivers of ingenious concepts from Mali with those from Ghana and Kenya, and add resources to the mix?
Lemurs are exceptionally strange creatures, with their huge, reflective eyes, long tails and somewhat human-like hands.
This is the final quiz in the "Look what I found in my parents' basement!" series.
Neuroscientist Jim Fallon studies psychopathic killers, and why they do what they do.
You've probably heard in the news that we're coming up on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.
[It is with sadness that we report Les Paul's death today, at the age of 94. I had the pleasure of meeting Les a couple times when I was playing guitar with Pat Martino.
This article originally appeared in the Jan-Feb 2005 issue of mental_floss magazine.
by Mark S. Longo
Everyone goes through a rebellious phase.
The sad news rocked the sporting world a couple of weeks ago that the Arena Football League was filing for bankruptcy and may not have a future beyond its already-cancelled 2009 season.
Earlier this week, Ethan Trex taught us the history of shaving.
The trailer for the new movie Julie & Julia brings back fond memories. Julia Child was the first voice impression I perfected as a teenager. My kids have no idea who she was.
It may take you days to solve today's Brain Game. In fact,Â I guarantee that it will, because it's about calendars.
Behind the scenes at Sesame Street. The Muppeteers make it look so easy -and so fun!
A visit to the Kriminalmuseum in Vienna yields a couple of chilling stories of torture and murder.
Congrats to Rob Lammle, whose article about people who accidentally found a fortune has been hovering near the top of CNN.com's 'Most Popular' list all day.
Let's keep it simple this week -- here are a few of the best re-edits of the Ferris Bueller's Day Off trailer.