About one in every 2 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.
Around the world, moths make kamikaze dives into light bulbs and open flames with such regularity that they have their own idiom.
You know Orson Welles was one of the most revered actors and directors of the 20th century, but how much do you know about his sketchy big break or his deft efforts to make rabbits disappear?
You know you want to solve it... today's brand new Monday Math Square at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Video evidence proves that Spider-Man is a jerk, in both Warsaw, Poland, and in Oklahoma City.
An instant guide to the dramatic release of the West Memphis Three.
Artist Andy Alcala, a student at the University of Iowa, wanted to put a fresh face on classic artworks of the past...or should I say, he wanted to put the artworks on a fresh face?
In a 1997 episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Junk Mail," Kramer, disgusted by receiving an inordinate number of Pottery Barn catalogs, attempts to cancel all postal delivery to his address.
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One of those questions I've always wanted to ask but never know where to start - revealed!
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So, remember when I told you yesterday that I had a trio of things on tap for today? Yeah, not so much.
The New York Times just ran an article on “Jim Henson's Fantastic World,” an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. (Has anybody been?
Extra Extra, read all about it: the darkest planet, found! It's coal-black and reflects almost no light.
As promised yesterday, I'm reporting to you from the D23 Expo in Anaheim.
You know the old saying, "a watched pot never boils"? Plants are like that.