In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
So it's been raining here in Des Moines pretty much since Friday night.
In 1941, Winston Churchill delivered his "Great Declaration," a famous speech about the Nazi threat.
Somali pirates, who wield automatic weapons and attack unsuspecting victims from speedboats, are changing the way we think about pirates and pirate ships.
Breaking news-industry news: The Wall Street Journal will be running some mental_floss stories on WSJ.com, which should greatly impress our banker friends.
You don't see $2 bills like this very often, but they're legal tender and are still printed every few years.
I've been a member of the Los Angeles Scotch Club since it was founded back in 2006, and in the past six months or so, we've noticed a marked uptick in interest and attendance.
Hello, mental_floss readers. I'm filling in for Miss Cellania while she gets a well-deserved week off.
After living in Boston for six years, I'm a bit of a marathon snob.
mental_floss mourns the loss of Beatrice Arthur, who died of cancer Saturday at the age of 86 (and joins cast mate Estelle Getty in that big Shady Pines in the sky).
At the request of reader Corrine, and in honor of his 81st birthday, today's post features Cy Twombly, who's "known as the bloke who does blotches and scribbles." Shown above is h
From Dail, "Everyone knows that Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico in 1940.
Get your magazines (May/June '09 issue) handy and come back next weekend for our $50 challenge.
by Albena Shkodrova/Latitude
It was this month in 1900 that Mr. John Luther Jones (that's Casey to you and me) lost his life while manning the Cannonball Express.
Humans have had a long-running affair with foods believed to entice or enhance sexual performance, and it's led to a host of recipes for stirring up some mojo.