Carly Simon’s dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster.
All week, Mike Trinklein has been sharing stories from his fascinating new book Lost States (you can read the excerpts here). Today we're giving you a chance to win a copy.
We're excited to announce that three new shirts are now available in the mental_floss store!
Here's a collection of Mother's Day videos: funny, happy, sappy, and musical. These will put you in the proper mood for the holiday.
Treat Your Mother Right
It's been a long time since I've gotten a Happy Meal toy, but back in the day, I collected them like they were going to be worth millions some day.
Evidence is a short film by Godfrey Reggio, director of Koyaanisqatsi, showing kids watching TV, from the perspective of the TV.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
You may remember a post I did awhile back about amazing color photos from WWII, a series of really artful, beautiful slides of life at home and in the army around 1943.
We're thrilled to welcome Mike Trinklein, the author of Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It.
Have you ever wondered why a goat has square pupils, or how bugs can see through their strange compound eyes?
Easy Come, Easy Go
Kenneth Lamoree of Solvay, New York won $3,200 at a casino Monday night. Only about an hour after he arrived home on Tuesday morning, a fire broke out at his house.
Today's Brain Game offers the initials of the titles ofÂ sevenÂ popular motion pictures that premiered last year. As an example, the initials WTWTA stand for Where The Wild Things Are.
We've been told over and over that Neanderthals are extinct and never interbred with humans.
In 2005, The American Film Institute put out a list of the top 100 movie quotes of all time.
With Mother's Day coming up in a few days, I thought we'd take some time to recognize a very particular breed of mom: the stage mom.