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10 Famous Actors Who Have a Less-Famous Twin

Rudie Obias

January 2015

11 Fictional Wars and Why They're Being Fought

David W Brown

June 2015

15 Things You Didn't Know About Betty White

Kristy Puchko

March 2015

Morning Cup of Links: Wang Chung Tonight

Miss Cellania

Cancer patient Erik Martin always wanted to be a superhero and even designed his own secret identity as Electron Boy.

Strange Geographies: Searching for the "Real" Venice

Ransom Riggs

It's been said that Venice is not just a city of museums, but a museum city, a place to be visited and appreciated but not lived in, where on a sunny summer day tourists can outnumber locals two-

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Product of the Weekend

Jason English

Whether your mom has a degree in English or she's a math professor, we've got the perfect Mother's Day gift for her. (Or if she's an anthropologist. Or she loves pirates.

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

Women (and men!) have often employed strange methods for attaining beauty, although I myself would have to draw the line way before I got to bird dropping facials, ground pig placenta, or any of these

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

A Super Sale for Super Moms! Get 15% Off Your Order

Mangesh & Jason

Do all your Mother's Day shopping in the mental_floss store! Use the coupon code SUPERMOM before checkout and get 15% off.

The Late Movies: Horse Racing Hijinks

Miss Cellania

The 136th annual Kentucky Derby is tomorrow. To get into the mood, here are some classic races from all over featuring creatively-named horses.

The Quick 10: Pippi Longstocking

Stacy Conradt

I have a special place in my heart for Pippi Longstocking "“ when I was in about first grade, my mom brought a ball of white fluff home that been abandoned at her workplace and told me I could na

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