At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
Everyone here at mental_floss is very excited about our newest partner.
While we've never been Boy Scouts, the story of how Robert Baden-Powell recruited and employed teenage boys to help the British fight a war is incredible.
Distant Shore ($0.99, iPhone/iPod Touch) is a profoundly weird application. Is it a game? Is it a chat client? Is it a kind of wish-maker? Well, it's all of these.
When much-reviled security firm Blackwater changed its name to Xe last week, it wasn't just cleverly attempting to squash criticism by tossing out a name nobody would know how to pronounce.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which begins Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and sacrifice practiced by many Christians before Easter.
I try to be conscientious about what I eat -- sort of.
Back in the 1970s,Â LED calculators weren't cheap. Salesmen worked hard to make pitchesÂ toÂ people whose jobs were math-related (like my dad, who was a land surveyor).
Take a peek at NASA's Constellation program, which will replace the space shuttle. The first test flight will be in July. (via Bad Astronomy Blog)
Ten Reasons Facebook is for Old Fogies.
Theresienstadt concentration camp, or TerezÃn as it was usually called, was an oddity, even by the Nazi's standards. They used it as transit camp, before carting people off to Auschwitz.
In case you didn't get enough Presidential Facts from the mag, I have this whole collection of strange facts I've written down about U.S. Presidents.
Last week, we addressed which came first, the chicken or the egg. Then we answered five other burning questions about the fowl.
If Valentine's Day has inspired you to propose, many of you will probably look to your fathers for guidance and inspiration.
Normally, the scrawny staffers at mental_floss have little interest in reading about the history of body building, but when Tim Farrell pitched a fascinating profile on showman Eugen Sandow, we couldn
For the last month, I've been testing Health Cubby, a $9.99 iPhone app designed to track health and fitness goals.
So the prosecuting attorney says, "Tell the court exactly what you saw." As if it were that easy! The human brain stores only what we pay attention to.