Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Just in time for the SuperBowl, my favorite link in a long time: NFL Uniforms as Soccer Kits.
What constitutes a Final Frontier in science these days? Can we cure cancer? Achieve immortality? Find the soul or any neighbors out there in space?
Movie trailers aren't what they used to be. The trailer for the 1975 movie Jaws was 3.5 minutes long and you never saw the shark, except for a short clip of a fin and a shot of the movie poster.
Last month, we brought you the stories of eight disabled animals who overcame the challenges they faced.
Charles Lindbergh was born 109 years ago today. In honor of the famed aviator’s birthday, let’s hop onto five things you might not know about The Lone Eagle.1. He Was Time’s First Man of the
Kanye West's Twitter feed is legendary. Sometimes profane, always bombastic, often awesome -- if you can keep up with the intense volume of the tweets, you're in for a treat.
On Fridays, 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.
Snow in Mexico
The snowstorm that blew through the Unites States Wednesday night also left its mark in Mexico.
It's Free-for-All Friday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Today, we've offered anagrams of the titles of five singles that hit #1 on the U.S. pop chart in the early 1980s.
Think about it: when someone hugs you, it lasts about three seconds. But it's not just a rule for hugs -almost everything we do happens in three-second durations!
You can find just about any version of Monopoly you want these days - in fact, you can even buy a blank and make your own.
Television’s February sweeps period started Thursday and runs through March 2, so brace yourself for a slew of guest stars, wedding episodes, and other attention-grabbers.
I love a good cover song. Heck, I like a bad cover song, mostly because I've always secretly desired to be a musician but lack pitch, tone, rhythm, timbre, melody, harmony and, well, talent.
We added a member to our stable of second-generation _flossers last night. Welcome to the world, Marshall Oliver Perkins! And just in time for the Super Bowl!
Werner Herzog's latest documentary is about the Chauvet Cave, which is remarkable primarily for its cave paintings -- dating from the ice age, the paintings are surprisingly detailed, and some sh