In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
• Lobster love goes back a long way (1605 marks the first recorded lobster catch), while the creatures were more than plentiful in the 17th and 18th centuries.
We've all seen the videos of people dancing in the Apple store. But what else can one get away with?
As of June, the Alcor Life Extension Foundation of Scottsdale, Arizona, had 106 patients in various states of cryopreservation (frozen in liquid nitrogen).
Most modern alphabets start with the letter “A,” or a near equivalent.
The Wednesday Wordplay challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game brings you a new entry in our popular new Filling Station puzzle series - but with a new quirk.
Sick Mick and the Boys is a feature-length documentary that's been in the works for a few years now, directed and shot by some buddies of mine from film school.
Accountant by day, photographer by night: Lee Jeffries' portraiture of the homeless taught him "not to take the familiar for granted."
A pair of college students have been obsessing
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Yes, it's true. Despite their fearsome reputation, crocodiles can't chew.
Though most famous in New York City, Shakespeare in the Park has fans all over the world.
Every time we read printed material, we’re interacting with a font. It’s easy to take them for granted, but every typeface has an inventor and a story. Let’s take a look at the origins of five common
IKEA, which sells products in more than 35 different countries, had the brilliant idea to create wordless, graphical instructions for all their products, thus enabling people all over the world to bui
The set in "The Shining" appears to be intentionally designed to confuse and freak out viewers, through subtle "impossible and illusionary designs used by Kubrick to disorientate the vi
When it comes to the way people use the English language, I've got a pantload of pet peeves.
You knew Johnny Cash could sing, but you’re probably less familiar with his dramatic output. Let’s rectify that.
While the only ceiling art most people are familiar with is the famous mural on the Sistine Chapel, it's certainly not the only ceiling worth a look.