At points in the 1990s, 50% of all CDs being produced worldwide were for AOL.
That's right, folks. The new issue is out on stands today, and it's pretty darn wonderful.
Holiday episodes tend to be a bit generic. How many times can you rework A Christmas Carol or The Gift of the Magi into a sitcom plot?
Still searching for the right gift? Here are the ten most popular items in the mental_floss store this holiday season. If you order between now and Monday, you'll get 15% off your order.
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.
Boing Boing has a great interview with Loren Coleman, the creator and curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum. Loren has been studying mythical creatures for over 50 years.
The new issue's almost here (stay tuned for the big cover unveiling later today!), but we can't stop the show and tell just yet!
You are used to seeing deer on lawns as Christmas decorations, but in Colorado Springs, you might see a real decorated deer!
By changing one letter at a time to form new words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word GLASS into the word BRICK in seven (or fewer) steps.
A Fabulous Journey Through The Known Universe. You're welcome.
A former police officer sees myriad flaws in TSA airport screening procedures.
Today marks the 109th 106th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's historic flight at Kitty Hawk.
If Sitcom Time progressed like real time, Bart Simpson would be 30 today.
Yesterday, you were shocked to learn how many amazing writers once called Brooklyn 'home.' (You were shocked, weren't you?) Today, we'll take a closer look at some of those writers
Artist Marc Tasman spent 10 years and 1 day taking a daily Polaroid, typically of himself, and has compiled the resulting pictures into a video (below).
Our Jan/Feb issue hits newsstands tomorrow (ish), so we're giving you another reason to go out and pick up a copy!
Whether it's by writing the law yourself or by falling victim to tragic circumstances that result in a law being created to save others from your fate, it takes a lot for a person to get their na