The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.
Today we're celebrating Ben Franklin's 308th birthday. If you're celebrating at home, perhaps one of these phrases from The Drinkers Dictionary will come in handy.
Russell Johnson, the actor who portrayed Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island, passed away on January 16 at the age of 89.
For anyone under 30, the name “DeLorean” conjures images of the time machine from Back to the Future.
It was 85 years ago today that one of comics' most famous sailors made his debut . . . and spinach has never been the same.
We've already shown you 11 great librarian tattoos, but as I’m sure you can imagine, that is by no means the full extent of librarians with book-related ink.
Since 1978, the Sundance Film Festival has been a launching point for independent filmmakers and a staple of American cinema.
After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.
In this week's episode of mental_floss on YouTube, The Gregory Brothers stop by to share a little music history.
Rather than forgive and forget, these wordsmiths used their poison pens to deliver a healthy dose of literary revenge.
Hey, want a 20-minute documentary from the '50s on how vinyl records are made? We've got one!
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