The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
Of the 600,000 troops who invaded Russia under Napoleon in 1812, fewer than 40,000 made it back to France.
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Last week we brought you 10 of our favorite stop motion videos. Tonight, we've got 10 more for you.
Have a favorite we haven't mentioned?
We’ve learned the background of some children’s book characters here on the _floss (Eloise may have been based on Liza Minnelli, for example), but today we’re uncovering the inspiration for some chara
On Friday, we asked readers to submit fascinating insect facts.
As promised, here are the details for tonight's LIVE podcast from trivia central here in Los Angeles. First, the prizes!
We'll be giving away t-shirts from the mentalfloss store!
Yes, you really can make holograms with an iPad -- though it's a bit of a cheat. A beautiful cheat that involves some stop-motion animation, pioneered by BERG Studios.
Mollie Woodworth is currently featured on NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers website.
We all remember Ben Franklin as a pretty bright guy who discovered some pretty important stuff. The real question is, what didn’t this polymath genius
This month marks our 32nd month of the 5-day trivia hunt here on mentalfloss.com. That's a whole lotta trivia hunting!
Actor, screenwriter, novelist, comedian, musician... Is there anything Steve Martin can't do?
A cold snap where I live made me face the fact that summer is over. October is looming, a month chock full of bizarre happenings.
A while ago, I asked you guys what questions you would like me to ask Scott Thompson from Kids In the Hall.
You may not realize it, but you've got quite a few proper names in your toolbox or hanging above your workbench.
We are working on a system to make these puzzles interactive.
This is a news website article about a scientific paper. I can vouch that these are almost the same all over the world, except some come with pictures.