Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
(1) Sir Isaac Newton
It may be a myth that Newton discovered the law of gravity when an apple bonked him on the noggin, but it's tough to argue with the guy's genius credentials.
What to Drink on St. Patrick's Day. Make your arrangements for getting home before you try the Irish Car Bomb.
How the Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our new book Be Am
I've recently been informed of something awesome: The Integratron.
We've plucked ten islands off the world map (not to scale, of course). Can you match all ten to their names? Just type the corresponding numbers in the blanks in the right column. Good luck!
It's been a while, but it's finally time for another College Weekend!
On the day before St. Patrick's Day, celebrate St.
Most heiresses would be content to sit back in obscurity with their millions, but Hilton has turned herself into a media cottage industry despite her utter lack of any sort of talent tha
Every other week, we'll offer a special discount to a different group of flossers.
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The Tournament of Genius
Over the next few weeks, we'll be having a little March Madness of our own here at mentalfloss.com.
When I teach my fiction classes, I always tell my students: Write what you know. Of course, I didn't make this up; it's a clichÃ© by this point, but one that makes sense.
We sometimes joke that women have an inbuilt object-locating organ that men don't have so we know where everything is, and men can just ask instead of looking for an item themselves.
There weren't quite enough of these for a good "name them in five minutes" quiz, and the spelling would have been difficult for many.
20 Things You Didn't Know About Time. In many ways, it's more flexible than I imagined.
How Science Fiction Found Religion.
Editor's Note: This quiz is less than a month old, which makes it a little young for us to be re-running it already.