In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
Ratan Tata was once inspired to build a cheap car when he saw a family of four balanced on a bicycle in his native India.
There's some debate over whether "internet addiction" is even properly classifiable as a behavioral disorder, but if it is, there's certainly a not-insignificant percentage of folk
The Ponders are a five-on-five intramural basketball team. Last week, they won a game 87-83. All five of their starters scored,Â and none of the bench players saw any action.
When five year old Elana Desserich was diagnosed with brain cancer, she wanted to leave her parents something special.
Keeping in mind that colonies of people may be traveling together for hundreds of years,Â what sort of governance should we carry to other planets?
You don't want any part of the mall this time of year.
The countdown continues! The new Jan/Feb issue is just a few days from hitting newsstands, and we're eager to give you a glimpse of some more content.
We've been hearing it for the last decade: technology is killing traditional publishing.Â And, indeed, if you ask my book agent, it's getting harder and harder to sell a traditional print b
A few weeks ago, after stumbling across this photo of John Travolta and Princess Diana dancing at the White House, I sent our readers on a Presidential Library scavenger hunt.
The new Jan/Feb issue of mental_floss magazine is just about to hit newsstands, and we're eager to give you a glimpse of some of the great content!
Through the years Santa has taken on many forms, but a biker? A penguin? These are just a few of the more recent incarnations of the man we called Claus.
Vanity thy name is ...
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
I've posted about Improv Everywhere before, but they were featured on last week's episode of This American Life (a rebroadcast from 2005) and I thought IE founder Charlie Todd had some reall
I've long said it was a major goal to have 40,000 Twitter followers by December 11th.