The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy.
We are obsessed with chronicling history—immortalizing the past behind glass in a bevy of beguiling museums.
This week we're lucky to have guest blogger Elizabeth Lunday, author of Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors, spilling the dirt on
Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our new book Be Am
In the 2007 post Fun with Flowcharts, we took a look at flowcharts and how people use them to explain widely varying processes from playing the pan flute to a dog's inner thoughts.
If it helps, a "natural number" in this context is anyÂ positive integer.
Yesterday's Creatively Speaking interview with Charles Todd can be found right over yonder.
A recently identified portrait of William Shakespeare, if genuine, would be the only true likeness we have of The Bard. And it looks better than you'd expect.
Weather permitting, the space shuttle Discovery will take off from the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday at 9:20 p.m.
Once upon a time, TV shows opened up in full screen (no ratings sticker, no "bug" at the bottom promoting another show); they had opening credits (complete with often-catchy theme songs); th
Something about dying on your birthday seems very neat and tidy to me. Despite this, not many people seem to manage it. But here are 10 who did:1.
In this TED Talk from February 1998, Purple Moon founder Brenda Laurel asks: why aren't there videogames for little girls, when there are so many for little boys?
On March 8, we announced a $50 challenge.
Longtime readers may recall a number of other films I've created for mental_floss, including Famous Last Words and Attack of the Parasites!
This week we're lucky to have Elizabeth Lunday, author of Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors guest blogging with us.