In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
Calvin's father owned a used car lot, and he promisedÂ the 22-year-oldÂ collegeÂ student that he'dÂ give him one ofÂ the best cars in his lotÂ upon graduation, as long as he could prove that
Who doesn't love that great song "Mahna Mahna" from Sesame Street?
Scientific explanations for the parting of the Red Sea, the 10 plagues, and the burning bush.
Unlike Dungeons and Dragons, this game is simple. We'll give you a name, you choose if it's a skin disease or a character from the realm of Dungeons and Dragons.
Every baseball stadium has its characters, including fans, hecklers, and longtime team employees. These people are as much a part of the identity of a team as the players themselves.
I'd like to think I know a thing or two about the Second World War, but there's only so much you can learn from history books and Ken Burns documentaries.
Benjamin Franklin said that nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes.
"¢ It seems we at mental_floss are engaging in a Peep-a-thon this week, but who can blame us? The sugar rush is too wondrous to overcome!
I recently discovered an "add-a-letter" sequence that ran from one to eight.
My wife recently turned me on to Kiosk.com, a store that sells simple items from around the world, grouped by country.
Wisdom is way different from intelligence or education.
Leo wins! According to mental_floss's learned readers, Leonardo da Vinci is history's greatest genius.
Whether you're Catholic or not, it's hard to argue with the fact that St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is an amazing feat of architecture and art.
Time for a new monthly feature! Meghan Holohan lives in Pittsburgh near two universities where she pesters doctors and scientists about their research.
Over the past six months, the most requested addition to our site has been a 'Share on Facebook' button beneath posts. Ask and ye shall receive.