The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
Thanks for taking a crack at the Brain Game. Today, we ask you for a simple five-letter word. What could be easier than that?
It's the wild west of the internet, where anonymous users invent new memes, plot hack attacks, and post child porn. Find out what really goes on at 4chan, without having to actually go to 4chan.
Tonight's movies are a little later than usual. Mangesh and I were off gallivanting at the launch party for Afar Magazine—a unique celebration for what looks like a cool magazine.
Thomas Edison was a busy guy "“ you know he invented the incandescent lightbulb and the phonograph, of course, but he also had 1,092 other patents to his name (although some were inventions of hi
Yesterday, we tested your knowledge of state capitals. Tonight's quiz, which was suggested by reader Tucker Cummings, jumps across the pond.
Some friends of mine lampoon German director Werner Herzog in this new web series, Cooking With Werner.
Are you into farmer's markets? I love them primarily because you get fresh, local food -- but it's also great because you can actually interact with the people who grow your food.
Most of us pick up a razor at least every couple of days, and although shaving's a little tedious, it's not too much of a hassle. It hasn't always been quite so easy, though.
Some members of the mental_floss staff have gotten together to form a fantasy football league. If you'd like to play along with us, we have two spots available for readers.
It's been said that dogs will eat anything, whether it tastes good or not, and regardless of whether it is edible. Some dogs not only eat weird things, but they eat as much of it as they can.
Today's Brain Game is a 5x5x5 logic puzzle with a little twist - one of the sets of matches aren't provided in advance; you'll have to figure them out yourself.
Most people aren't surprised to hear that Los Angeles is one of the top oil-consuming areas in the country.
The Tuesday Turnip is back! We gave it a BIG break to give the Internet time to catch up with us, which it has, which means all new interesting searches on Tuesdays!
My Father, The Inglourious Basterd. The real story that inspired Quentin Tarantino's violent Nazi movie is even better than the Hollywood version.
The Ballad of G.I. Joe.
I'm just here to keep everyone abreast of the latest weird YouTube fads; a service I'm more than happy to provide, since they crop up on an almost-daily basis, and I find them unreasonably e