A polar bear can smell a seal that's 20 miles away.
If you're looking for a good book that won't take a lot of time to read, but you'll want to hold onto for a while, consider The Gigantic Robot by Tom Gauld.
I spent a few weeks in Portugal during the spring of 2006, and one of the most striking things about its many churches and chapels and religious monuments was, well, how dark they were.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
Let's take a look at five things you might not know about the man who brought us so many happy trees.
Alfie the Canine Arsonist
A hungry dog in Llanfairfechan, Wales set fire to a home and caused Â£6,000 in damage.
Time for our weekly reminder of the mental_floss Twitter account's existence.
Thanks for joining us for today's Brain Game.
By removing one letter in each turn and rearranging the remaining letters (if necessary) to form new words each time, reduce the word SPHERICAL al
Why Do They Play Bagpipes at Soldiers' Funerals? You might want to thank (or blame) president Kennedy.
Summarize your sex life with a Star Wars quote.
Crossing over the mythical line between acting and singing is a difficult proposition. Some have found success (Jamie Foxx). Some have found failure (Steven Seagal). And some are Joey Lawrence.
Welcome to another edition of The First Time News Was Fit To Print, the semi-regular feature where we travel into the archives of The New York Times and find the first time the paper covered various s
It's no secret that I love dogs. And that I like to work pictures of my dogs into my posts if there's even the tiniest shred of linkage between the post and canines.
The Know Your Meme Blog has a great introduction to the history and technology behind Auto-Tune, the audio effect first introduced in 1997 and made popular when Cher's single "Believe"
Ever wondered who received the first Social Security Card? Who was involved in the first wet T-shirt contest? Today's your lucky day.
1. The First Hamburger
Shameless self-promotion alert: The Daily Telegraph has named mentalfloss.com to their list of Best Websites, in the Education category.
Blood rivers, stone forests and perched pillars of chalk may sound like features of an alien planet dreamed up as a set for a new SyFy show, but our own Mother Earth is a lot stranger and less predict