J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
Several weeks back, reader AMT requested a "Feel Art Again" post featuring Mexican muralist JosÃ© Clemente Orozco (1883-1949).
Football season is cranking up, and playoff baseball is on the horizon.
In case you missed it, a video of Cookie Monster defending his honor against Stephen Colbert.
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If you missed our interview with Marc Tyler Nobelman, author of Boys of Steel - The Creators of Superman, you might want to check that out before s
1. Clear some room on your bookshelf. Later this fall, we'll be releasing our first hardcover book: The Mental Floss History of the World.
Early on the morning of September 1, Roz Savage became the first woman to row, alone, from California to Hawaii. The voyage of 2,600 miles took her 99 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes.
Director Tim Burton has long been known for his dark sensibilities: even his most lighthearted films, like Pee Wee's Big Adventure, feature accomplished touches of the macabre.
Nude Hiker Vows to Do It Again
German janitor Siegfried Grawert was arrested for public nudity while campaigning for the right to hike naked.
An injuredÂ baseball relief pitcher named Calvin was given rehabilitation instructions to throw 150 pitches over a six-day period (Monday through Saturday), and then to rest on Sunday.
Look for gorillas to take over the streets of London on September 27th. It's the fifth annual Great Gorilla Run to benefit Mountain Gorillas in Africa.
The Dilemma: Sure, your friend's been on the cover of Vogue a couple of times now, but does that make her legitimately super?
People You Can Impress: Supermodels!
Charlie Kaufman is the writer behind movies including Adaptation, Being John Malkovitch, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Fall is my favorite.