There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
With all this talk of debt, currency devaluation, plummeting markets and creditworthiness, I've lately had visions dancing in my head of dollar bills being flushed down toilets and fed through sh
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game is back to kick off this week with a new Monday Math Square. Enjoy!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
Journalism students at Florida Atlantic University recently constructed their special final summer issue of the student newspaper.
Nearly everyone has heard of Mata Hari, one of the most cunning and seductive spies of all-time. Except that statement isn't entirely true. Cunning and seductive, yes. Spy?
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Forget going around the world in 80 days, try one minute. The editing of this clip is so fantastic. Makes me want to hop on a plane!
Today Deion Sanders is being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But even if the legendary cornerback weren't enshrined in Canton, history would remember Neon Deion.
Probably the most delicious thing I've seen all week. Not craving beets? Didn't think you even liked beets? You may well change your tune after this lovely recipe video.
The first time Roy G. Biv flew in the name of LGBT rights was on June 25, 1978, in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
Saturday, August 6th is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lucille Désirée Ball. Lucy made many movies and TV shows, but will always be best known for the 1951-1957 TV series I Love Lucy.
Time for another week of book- and library-related fun!
After we published our list of 25 Brand Names People Incorrectly Use as Generic Terms, our wonderful readers responded with a host of other trademarked words and brand names that often get used as nou
We use these hackneyed expressions all the time (hence the hackneyed element), but where do they come from?
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.