The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.
Author/minor celebrity/hobothusiast John Hodgman is a man of many talents. He's an author, actor, and even Resident Expert on The Daily Show. I'll admit, I'm kind of a fan.
Sitcoms taught me a lot about the working world. Dr. Jason Seaver (Growing Pains) proved that working from home was an option.
It's old news by now that Stephen Colbert now has a beetle named after him the Agaporomorphus colberti.
Extended family members always seem to figure more prominently in TV-land than in real life; in this first part of an occasional series, we take a look at some of the more memorable uncles who have gr
So it seems Thursday night was a big night for music among the mental_floss staff. The NYC staff partied at the well-publicized New Amsterdam Records blowout in Brooklyn.
Kava is a plant that grows in warm places, the root extract of which many Pacific Islander cultures drink on a regular basis. Is it safe? Should it be legal in the US? Does it fight cancer?
1. I just learned that someone I went to school with has traded his job at a law firm for a new and different career "“Â he's now a pet psychic, with a pet psychic website and everything.
It was 50 years ago this week that the Mini "“ symbol of all that is British, mod, and cool "“ first rolled off the line.
So many great candidates, so few spots. We had another late night of deliberations and I think we're getting close to consensus.
Lonely Pig in Quarantine
Due to fear of swine flu, Afghanistan has quarantined its pig. Yes, the nation's only pig, normally on display with other exotic wildlife at the Kabul Zoo.
A few of us are off to weddings this weekend. To get in the mood, we decided to re-run Jenn Thompson's piece on weird wedding laws from last
Congratulations to Gregg, who offered the horizontally-symmetrical word DECIDED and was randomly chosenÂ as the winner of yesterday's MOM is WOW Contest.
Travel by boat is more ancient than you thought, if you ever thought about it.
Quimby is a loner. And a mouse. His only friend is the (cartoonishly) decapitated head of an unnamed lady mouse, who accompanies him on various adventures.
A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a loyal floss reader in the San Francisco area asking for some advice. Whoever you are, I accidentally deleted that e-mail, and apologize.