Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
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by Elizabeth Lunday
If you want to paint a saint, it's best to hire a sinner.
Everyone is getting tired of year-end lists I know, but this one is worth it.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
I don't have a kid (yet"¦ give me another five months or so), and I don't have any nieces or nephews or friends with kids over the age of three.
Here's a sweet song to end a long week. In 1979, Jim Henson (as Kermit the Frog) performed "The Rainbow Connection" in The Muppet Movie.
It takes quite a woman to get a man to give up the English throne just to marry her, but twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson pulled off the trick in 1936 when she married King Edward VIII
That's right, folks. The new issue is out on stands today, and it's pretty darn wonderful.
Holiday episodes tend to be a bit generic. How many times can you rework A Christmas Carol or The Gift of the Magi into a sitcom plot?
Still searching for the right gift? Here are the ten most popular items in the mental_floss store this holiday season. If you order between now and Monday, you'll get 15% off your order.
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.
Boing Boing has a great interview with Loren Coleman, the creator and curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum. Loren has been studying mythical creatures for over 50 years.