Slumber Party Barbie of 1965 came with her own "How to Lose Weight" book. One tip: "Don’t eat."
Woman in Speeding Car Fakes Labor Pains
Police in New Zealand were chasing a car speeding at over 90 miles per hour, and were about to lay spikes in the road to stop it, when the driver stopped near
Here's today's Free-for-all Friday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Today I'm going to be signing copies of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children at San Diego's Comic-Con, so if you happen to be one of the happy mutants that managed to snag a tick
Life in the Post Food-Surplus World. The globalization of food supplies makes one break in the chain a potential disaster.
Parenting, illustrated with crappy pictures™.
Today's not-really-all-that-helpful way to stay cool: 17 gorgeous images of glacier caves hidden near Juneau, Alaska.
Jump blues is a type of up-tempo blues that first gained popularity in the 1940s and experienced a renewal in interest during the (dreaded) 1990s swing revival.
With nothing more than some rope, some guns and a whole lot of gumption, Jesse James committed the first train robbery in the west 138 years ago today.
James’ posse, the James and Younger gang, plott
We already knew that parrots can learn our human languages, but as turns out, they also speak to one another with an incredibly complex language.
1. Benjamin “Bugsy”
Back in the early 1970s, when Americans were just plain wild about the (seemingly) imminent reality of living in space, a NASA design study attempted to conceptualize just how such an idea could be br
All across the country, people are hot and miserable. Perhaps this collection of adorable animals cooling off with icy snacks will help.
Last month we announced the Mental Floss Trivia Show was headed to Columbus, Ohio, this fall. We were immediately overwhelmed with emails from Columbus-area readers.
The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977.
The term "monochrome town" evokes an image of a dreary gray industrial area. It is not always so!
It's Think Thursday once again at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, and today's puzzle may require some noggin effort (and a scratch pad).