Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
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.
If you're not yet bright-eyed and bushy-tailed today, jump start your noggin with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game: a brand-new Monday Math Square.
It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's...Some Dude?! A night in the lives of real-world super heroes. (via Metafilter)
Why do people confess to doing things they actually didn't do?
1. Let them eat lobster! In colonial America, lobster wasn’t the delicacy it is today. In fact, it was so cheap and plentiful, it was a staple for prisoners and servants.
One of my favorite things when watching "Mythbusters" is when they go to the slow-mo camera.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
It’s a bit unbelievable to think that Barack Obama would hold a White House wedding reception for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but something just like that happened almost 150 years ago when Abraham
Who are the men behind the Man? Check out these great galleries that explore life inside the Secret Service.
Philip Levine, an American poet, was appointed this week to the poorly paid, less-than-powerful, yet somehow-still-lofty position of United States’ poet laureate, triggering a cacophony of questions f
The TV series Law & Order caught on and spawned Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: SVU.