Yawning is so contagious that it can spread to dogs and monkeys.
It was bound to happen: you can now access the Dead Sea Scrolls online. Well, some of them.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents: Tuesday Test Time.
Of all the chemical elements, exactly 14 have a one-letter chemical symbol. Each single-letter symbol is given in the list below.
To honor the life of Doritos creator Arch West, who died yesterday in Dallas at the age of 97 (R.I.P.), here are 17 adorable animals enjoying his artificially flavorful snack.
Physicists shock the
The world is full of obsessed music lovers - I just hope someday when throngs of admirers come to see me in concert (hopefully they like horrible singing), they have a nickname as cool as
Over the years we've gotten piles of great ideas from readers in emails that start like this: "I've always wondered about this, but never actually took the time to look it up..."
Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything (or who never seems to want anything)? Have you considered a new math theorem?
1. A New Math
My LLC, twaggies.com, just published its 500th crowd-sourced, illustrated tweet! To celebrate, here's twenty Twaggies I thought you guys would enjoy!
Have you ever wondered what a Twin Peaks video game would look like? Apparently there were plans for a Nintendo game that never made it off the ground.
Get your grey matter in shape for the week with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game, a brand new Monday Math Square.
Mail-order jet packs, build-your-own phonograph, and 11 more do-it-yourself kits (and their advertisements) that took some healthy stabs at American consumerism over the years.
Ready for an eye-po
Let the internet font wars be over. Let us no longer debate the merits of Arial or Tahoma or (gasp!) Comic Sans.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed:
1. 9 Famous People Who Started as Disney Park Characters, by Stacy
If imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery, Nucky Johnson should be pleased as punch. If he hadn’t died 43 years ago, I mean. That’s right - Nucky Johnson.
From reader Addison, a good ole fashioned game suggestion, with pics! "My friends and I have been getting together for game nights almost every week for the last six years.