Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
Before today's Brain Game, a heartfelt salute to the late Paul Harvey. Perhaps more than anyone else, he's the man who got me interested in journalism, trivia, and storytelling.
A school teacher went for a jog and the next thing she knows, she's been rescued from New York Harbor -three weeks later.
You know the names, but do you know where those names came from? Here are the stories behind the naming of TiVo, BlackBerry and more — including what they were almost called.
On Tuesday, American photographer Steve McCurry celebrated his 59th birthday.
Get your magazines (March/April '09 issue) handy and come back next weekend for our $50 challenge.
Flossy faithful Merinda sent in a plethora of great links this week, starting with this shocker: Did Google Earth find Atlantis?
The latest issue of mental_floss just hit newsstands.
SPAM (The Food Item)
First, let's get the ingredients out of the way. SPAM is chopped pork shoulder meat with ham, salt, water, sugar, and sodium nitrite.
I tried to stay away from the really obvious here "“ like Kate Hudson is Goldie Hawn's daughter and that sort of thing.
This just in from the Daily Mail: Keanu Reeves, David Beckham, and Sean Connery are stumping for Viagra-style drugs in China "“ apparently without their knowledge.
Saturday morning cartoons would have us believe that anyone in a dress and Viking helmet can shatter wine glasses, monocles and even the opera house chandelier with one powerful high note.
1. We've been busy promoting the new issue of mental_floss, in which we name The 25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years.
A lot of flossers have written in to ask how they can get copies of the first few issues of mental_floss.