PETA once asked the Pet Shop Boys to consider changing their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.
If you've ever had a great idea for a mental_floss shirt, now's your chance to profit from it. We're once again accepting t-shirt slogans.
The onion has been traced back as far as the Bronze Age and was worshipped by the Ancient Egyptians (and eaten by the Israelites during their bondage in Egypt).
Every now and again, we post a quick round-up of what our friends (as determined by their inclusion in our 'Friends of the Floss' list on our homepage) are doing.
Every night, unsuspecting basketball fans at arenas throughout the country are given a shot "“ or shots "“ at the adulation of thousands and promotional prizes ranging from gift certificates
Often little more than a rote exercise for celebrities on tightly-managed publicity tours, interviews can be the endless talking heads that make people think all documentaries are snooze-fests or fill
A new university is opening its doors this April, and guess what?
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A few years ago, the American Film Institute published a list of the top 100 film quotes of all-time.
Fossils of a pregnant four-legged semi-aquatic ancestor of the whale lead scientists to believe they gave birth on land.
At the request of reader Meredith Tusha, today's "Feel Art Again" features John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) and his mural "Tragic Prelude."
Music fans know today as "The Day the Music Died" because a plane carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper crashed in Iowa, killing them all.
As our 'readers with celebrities' gallery proves, you guys aren't shy about showing us your pics. So let's go ahead and try another photo challenge.
On Sunday night, Pittsburghers poured into the streets to celebrate the Steelers' latest championship.
Nate Piekos designs fonts for comics.
Every kidnapping is a tragedy, but most involve people unfamiliar to the public. Occasionally, though, there are celebrity kidnappings on par with the Lindbergh baby and Patricia Hearst.
In the old days, many of the great documentaries were about hardship in exotic lands (Nanook of the North) or deeply significant world events (Night and Fog, Triumph of the Will).