Yawning is so contagious that it can spread to dogs and monkeys.
In Vienna, a teenage girl drowned herself while clutching a piece of sheet music. In Budapest, a shopkeeper killed himself and left a note that quoted from the lyrics of the same song.
My brother sent me this screenshot of Trip Advisor's information on Moses Lake, Washington.
Sometime soon—like maybe even by the end of this year—the dot.com empire will be a thing of the past. Not what they stand for, mind you, but the actual .com nomenclature...
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Warren Buffett says, "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich." Everyone else has something to say on whether we should listen to the world's third-richest man or not.
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Nearly 100 years ago today (97 if you’re really splitting hairs), some of the most horrific murders in the history of Wisconsin took place.
Growing up in Philadelphia, lots of girls in my neighborhood jumped rope. The most impressive did double dutch.
Plenty of animals have their own poison, but the African Crested Rat is the only known mammal outside of humankind to create poison from an external source.
"If we were doing it just so that we could be written about on GQ.com years later, then we completely succeeded.
Every now and again, a fellow _flosser texts me a question I just can't answer—either because I don't know the answer, or because of the medium's draconian character limit.
Always a bridesmaid and never a bride, B is the also-ran, the second best, the afterthought, the sidekick to the alphaletter A.
"Well, the time has come for us to enter the realm of pure human reason.
My flossy friends,
This week marks five years since I started blogging for mental_floss, and a great five years it has been.
Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and now living in Belgium, Ben Heine is an amazing artist who overlaps hand-drawn works of art with photos to create stunning images. I selected eleven of his Pencil Vs.