The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
In this four-minute video clip, the late author Kurt Vonnegut shows us his "story shapes" -- simple graphs of plots along two axes.
It is believed that a journal entry made by Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop on July 5, 1643, is the first recorded sighting of a tornado in what would become the United States.
During World War II, it seems that the Allies were willing to experiment with just about anything that could potentially help them win the war. Including a stink bomb.
If you’ve seen The Big Lebowski, you know that The Dude laments all throughout the movie the loss of an area rug that “really tied the room together.”
For the currently running Quentin vs.
Most of us, at one time or another, imagine what it would be like if there were another person just like us. Twins already know what this is like.
Thanks for checking out the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Today, Think Thursday brings with it a new Really, Really Bad Rebus.
The Sex Trafficking of American Girls.
You know you shouldn't believe everything you read about famous actors and actresses.
You might have heard it in the news today: Marilyn Monroe, had she not died of “acute barbiturate poisoning” in 1962, would have been 85.
The Pixies have had a special place in my heart since I discovered Doolittle in 1996 -- three years after the band had broken up and seven years after the album was released.
Want to go on an amazing vacation this summer filled with adventures that would even make our notorious explorer Ransom Riggs jealous?
We’ve all heard of the Titanic and the Exxon Valdez. The story of the tanker than was once known as the Seawise Giant is much less familiar, although it’s every bit as memorable.
We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you continue to enjoy this new aspect of the game. Thanks for being active on the Facebook page.
Kyle MacDonald famously traded a red paperclip for a house, using a series of shrewd trades, great PR, and the power of the internet. In this five-minute video, MacDonald explains how it happened.
From the number that defeated the Nazis to the one that put a smile on the faces of drunken sailors, here are 10 digits with real value.