ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
I must admit upfront here that today'
Chimpanzees display better short-term memory than college students. It makes a great headline, but some scientists are already crying foul.
How to track down anyone online.
Somehow, reporter Michael Stusser wrangled an interview out of the notoriously press shy Genghis Khan. Take a look.
You know when you want to back up that urban legend with something official like a press release?
We originally ran this story back in February. Today a talk-show producer in New York asked us for more stories of very involved "“ or over-permissive "“ parents.
For the past three weeks, my office has been shaken every ten seconds or so by a deep booming thud, causing my desk to bounce a little and everyone in the office to cringe.
It's not every day that missing persons resurface with no idea what's happened to them, but it seems to happen often enough to at least be deemed noteworthy.
When it comes to the Olympics, our good friend Justin Feinstein is a wealth of information.
Every Monday, mental_floss wanders into the archives of The New York Times "“ and wanders out with first mentions worth mentioning.
Kate jumped right on our latest Weekend Genius Challenge and won it with the first guess.
One of the big differences I've found between working in an office in New York and L.A., is what people wear to work.
Optical Illusion: Pass the Lunch Box. Count how many times the lunch box is handed off. Yeah, I knew you weren't really paying attention.
Ten Reasons to Marry a Robot.
The results have been tallied from our third caption contest and we have our winner! Thanks to all who entered and all our finalists (and to the multi-talented Robert Bonotto for the cartoon).
There's lots to consider when planning a wedding: dresses, cakes, bands, halls...all of which can add up to a hefty bill for the parents of the bride (or, in some cultures, the groom).
Here are a few recent quizzes you may have missed. Click on each image to test