Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.
A few weeks ago, after stumbling across this photo of John Travolta and Princess Diana dancing at the White House, I sent our readers on a Presidential Library scavenger hunt.
The new Jan/Feb issue of mental_floss magazine is just about to hit newsstands, and we're eager to give you a glimpse of some of the great content!
Through the years Santa has taken on many forms, but a biker? A penguin? These are just a few of the more recent incarnations of the man we called Claus.
Vanity thy name is ...
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
I've posted about Improv Everywhere before, but they were featured on last week's episode of This American Life (a rebroadcast from 2005) and I thought IE founder Charlie Todd had some reall
I've long said it was a major goal to have 40,000 Twitter followers by December 11th.
Here's a treat -- in 1980, Prime Computer (aka PR1ME Computer if you were totally awesome) hired actors Tom Baker and Lalla Ward (then playing Dr. Who and Romana on the BBC's Dr.
Larry King is one of television news' most immediately recognizable personalities, and it's not just because of his trademark glasses and suspenders.
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.
Angelo Pericolo of New Jersey threw away what he thought was merely an empty disposable cup before his wife informed him the cup was holding her wedding ring.
Fake Fingerprints by Plastic Surgery
27-year-old Lin Rong re-entered Japan even though she had earlier been deported back to China for overstaying her visa.
Now that we've had some snow and temperatures in the teens, it seems like the season is officially here.
Fixers, feeders, and the strange, hidden world of feral cats. Should tens of thousands of ownerless cats in Denver be destroyed or neutered?
The ancient Greeks borrowed from the Hebrew by turning aleph and bet (the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, respectively) into alpha and beta, which is where the English word originates.