If you combine the electoral college results of the '80 and '84 elections, Reagan won 1014-62.
While I'd long assumed that carrier pigeons had been shelved with other antiquated mail systems (like the pony express and the pneumatic tube), I was stunned to learn that the birds are still bei
While I'd read that raising chickens had become more and more popular with folks in hip places like Portland, OR and Victor, ID, I was surprised to see this piece from GOOD, where photographer To
In the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back (often considered the best of the Star Wars films), Han Solo saves the life of an unconscious Luke Skywalker by slicing open a dead Tauntaun and spending the n
When most people picture Australia, the endless brown wastelands of the Outback come to mind; after all, it is the world's driest country.
Your brain may need a post-Thanksgiving jump start, so here's a new Brain Game Math Square to get you going for the week.
The nine squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the di
Fire in the Hole. Coal mine fires are burning in places all over the globe; some have been burning for decades. (via Metafilter)
Top Ten Hippie Travel Destinations.
By David Clark
As the economy sputters, everyone's looking for new ways to save on food.
The internet is full of wonderfully weird and truly bizarre pictures (and often I feature them on the Weekend Links!), so it was only a matter of time before someone created a site that not only featu
You may remember a few posts I've done on the remote island nation of Vanuatu, where I visited back in March.
There's a mental_floss t-shirt for everyone on your list—from the math enthusiast to the math averse (and people who love cheese and monkeys).
Check out In the Heights lyricist and star Lin-Manuel Miranda giving props to Alexander Hamilton.
You know the toys. You've seen the commercials.
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping this Thanksgiving weekend in the mental_floss store.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?