Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
Playgrounds have come a long way since the early days of hot, steel slides and open-backed infant swings. Safety is a big issue on today's playgrounds, but so is imagination and ingenuity.
Did you know that Vincent van Gogh has inspired (at least) three great songs?
I like to think that the Brain Game helps to exercise minds and build a bit of mental muscle.
Things Mathematicians See at the Movies. Epidemiology, engineering, game theory, and balance theory all come up in films you know and love.
From Jan, a link to the highly addicting Who Wants to Be a Millionaire game online.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
In the spirit of Follow Friday, a little impromptu post inspired by a tweet I saw today from @kn0thing, where he'd linked to a photo he called the "Worst.
Slate's recent shocking revelations about rapper-turned-psychologist Dr. Roxanne effectively knocked the wind out of one of this year's feel-good stories.
When I was a kid, my brother and I built all kinds of things out of Legos -- spacecraft, buildings, pseudo-Voltrons, abstract art pieces, and so on.
Iowa is a state divided this weekend. Our two biggest schools "“ Iowa State and the University of Iowa "“ face off at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames tomorrow (that's ISU turf).
Are you worried about putting up a five-spot to play in your office's NFL picks pool this weekend? Does the idea of putting down $10 on a blackjack hand make you queasy?
Readers Josh & Heather sent us these photos of Lilah, a budding young artist who has been putting her mental_floss "My First Jackson Pollock" onesie to good use.
September 11, 2001, was my second day on the job at Duke University's Office of Student Development, an unglamorous post-graduate internship I accepted after failing miserably at finding a real j
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.