Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Okay, this is just the best kind of silly.
The 97th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic has come and gone, but our 15%-off t-shirt sale continues.
I don't know about you, but nothing makes us happier than a dumb criminal story. Which is why we commissioned a whole bunch of them for the new mental_floss, hitting stands in just 4 days!
This is the fifth and final installment of a series on local characters whose fame spread by way of the internet.
I graduated from USC film school a few years ago, and one of the things I do when I'm not blogging is write screenplays (and make films, shameless plug!), but I don't blog much about writing
Herbert served asÂ the neighborhood's local runner; he'd collect money andÂ "Pick Three"Â lottery numbers from his neighbors and would then buy the tickets all at once.
I don't think I've ever waxed sentimental here in all the years I've been blogging for mentalfloss.com, but with the sudden death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas this week, I
The Big Similarities & Quirky Differences Between Our Left and Right Brains.
The Onion A.V. Club brings us a super fun piece on albums that work best when listened to from start to finish.
Heeelloooo, _flossers! I'm back from my whirlwind road trip to Florida. I think we spent more time in the car than we did actually in the Sunshine State, but that's OK.
Next Monday, 25,000 people will gather in Hopkinton, Mass., for the start of the 113th Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon.
Most people in the United States associate bedbugs with nursery rhymes and Depression-era flophouses, and rightly so: originally brought to America by early European colonists, they're believed t
It's bad enough that humans have spent centuries using animals to feed and clothe us. But now, we're stealing their ideas, too?
It's time for another edition of The First Time News Was Fit To Print, the semi-regular feature where we travel into the archives of The New York Times and find the first time the paper covered v
The great Jimmy Traina from Sports Illustrated just linked to this 1988 Inside Edition segment on the newfangled Nintendo craze.