The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
Its 1980 eruption caused widespread destruction. Now, the area around Mount St.
There are a lot of people in my city who have dogs small enough to fit in purses or cages full of exotic birds.
Hate your job? Want to leave without giving two weeks notice? Thanks to Twitter, it's never been easier to get fired.
The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient artifact discovered circa 1900 CE on a shipwreck known as the Antikythera wreck.
Missing one of your shoes and just can't seem to find it? If any foxes live in your area, perhaps you should check their holes.
Ed note: This post has been sponsored by the Warner Brother's film Invictus, out on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18th.
For the first time in the history of the blogosphere, several major sites, including our friends over at Treehugger, Boing Boing and Neatorama, are coming together for a good cause.
Since way back on September 16, 2002, research editors Sandy Wood and Kara Kovalchik have been cranking out daily five-question quizzes.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
Are you a die-hard LOST fan still coming to terms with the fact that it will all be over this week?
If you've got the money, you can live in Venice. If you're a romantic, you can die in Venice. But you cannot be buried in Venice.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
From Flossy reader Jessica, here are the secret lives of 20 obscure elements we simply couldn't do without.
A really cool population map about where we live (in the US), and where we're
The Iron Man edition of Mr. Potato Head is named Tony Starch.
From great links contributor Rebecca we have the Bronte Sisters Power Dolls!