Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
The Academy Awards are all abuzz, so here's a mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge to gauge your Oscar knowledge. Good luck:
Name the most recent Best Picture winner
How should the Star Wars films be presented to young people who didn't grow up seeing them in theaters? Try showing them in Machete Order for the greatest viewing pleasure.
Even Edgar Allan Poe, master of eerie twists and turns, would have been mystified by this mind-boggling coincidence created in part by one of his stories.
Pill bottle image via Shutterstock???, sometimes transliterated as "Rx," is an abbreviation of the Latin recipe, the command form of recipere, "to take.” Back in the days when most ever
Google Street View allows you to travel through the Amazonian Rainforest, the San Diego Zoo, even a few buildings, but come September 2012, you can even swim along the perimeter of the Great Barrier R
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper is famous both as a computer pioneer and for, at the time of her retirement (at age 79), being the nation's oldest active military officer.
Keep your eyes peeled for these writer cameos the next time you’re enjoying one of their movies.
1. Stephenie Meyer, Twilight. It’s a very subtle cameo.
The man who achieved television immortality as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy was born in Burlington, Iowa, on February 26, 1887.
If you live across the pond, you've likely seen the below Peugeot "Just Add Fuel" commercial (or should I say advert?).
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We approve of Moby's red carpet reading material. Who do we talk to about getting in the gift
As has become custom on Monday, today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a new Monday Math Square.
Find out the winners of the 2012 Academy Awards, and read what they said that was worth remembering.
Happy Academy Awards Sunday! Haven't seen all of the Best Pic nominees?
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In February 1969, Johnny Cash had a party at his house in Hendersonville, TN.
What were your favorite literary characters intended to look like? Casting directors will have their own ideas that sometimes do (and many times don't) add up with what we imagined in our minds.