In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
A lot of readers seemed to enjoy last week's look at the early roles of actors who went on to bigger and better things (and you guys came up with a lot of good ones on your own as well!) Your col
Some shows are inextricably linked with their settings, like Seinfeld and New York, or Cheers and Boston. But other TV families could have lived just about anywhere.
So let's say you're making a commercial for McDonald's. Want to make the burger look its very best, even after a few hours of filming?
It is a momentous occasion, fellow_flossers, perhaps one that isn't that important to those who aren't inclined toward somewhat educational trivia.
My wife Lizzie turned me on to this blog by Brooklyn artist Sophie Blackall. Sophie scans the missed connections section of Craigslist for inspiration, then illustrates the ones she digs.
I've quit a few jobs in my time, and it's always an awkward process.
I made a Babies R Us run this morning. Before I left, my wife mentioned that our 12-month-old daughter could use a few more sets of size-12-months pajamas.
No self-respecting canine travels to a luxurious spa in the cargo bay of a 757, so it was only a matter of time before an airline that caters exclusively to pets arrived.
Some of you may recall my post last year about original recordings that were better than their covers.
We're working very, very hard to finish up the next issue of mental_floss magazine.
The secret lives of librarians took center stage at the American Library Association's annual conference earlier this month.
The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century will move moved across parts of India, China, and Japan today.
Well, we're approaching the end of July. Summer's in full swing, and it's starting to get really hot and sticky outside.
Today's awesome geekery: It's a Secret to Everybody, an amazingly extensive article on the origins of various video game character names.
If you're ever browsing in the mental_floss store, you'll notice a 'Games & Puzzles' section.