Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical. J.K. Rowling said no.
Top 10 Labor Day Conspiracies. Working people find no end to those who want to divide and exploit them.
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The Mister Softee jingle was featured on tonight's Curb Your Enthusiasm and I can't get it out of my head. I looked it up—there are lyrics!
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
There have been quite a few earthquakes lately, but how much do you know about them?
“If you like, give me a ten dollars bill green american, in the letter, because never, I have not seen a ten dollars bill green american and I would like to have one of them.”
Historical employment records are full of fantastic job titles that don't often show up in today's classifieds. Here are 15 professions with very interesting
A love letter to letters: or, how to get your friends to actually send you a tangible piece of mail every once and awhile to give your email account a break!
Puzzle time: twist the letters around
Labor Day weekend is traditionally what we think of as the end of summer. That's just a little sad, even if you love autumn as I do.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a
The Cornell Creative Machines Lab works with chatbots – “machines designed to emulate the conversational abilities of humans, conversing with a human user and generally attempting to convince the user
Let's do something a little different this week. Haiku Trivia! I've got a $50 mental_floss store shopping spree for the person who tells us the most amazing fact in haiku form.
It’s hard to make that first trip to the college bookstore for required texts without leaving with a bit of sticker shock. Why are textbooks so astonishingly expensive? Let’s take a look.
This year marks our 10th anniversary. To celebrate, Will and I are loading up the RV and taking the mental_floss Trivia Show on the road.
When you hear about the arrival of The Beatles during the British Invasion of the mid-1960s the talk always centers on the rampant hysteria they inspired – the legendary premiere on The Ed Sullivan Sh