After a 2011 vote, Toyota announced that the official plural of Prius was Prii.
If yesterday's blog on bizarre disasters made some of you nervous, we've got just the thing to put your anxious minds at ease: bizarre insurance. Like what, you
We get all kinds of weird press releases at the mental_floss office but I didn't expect the one from Oxford University Press to create such a stir among our staff.
OMG OMG OMG it's Paris Fashion Week!
If you read David's post earlier this afternoon, you know that the Ig Nobel Prize Awards are coming up Thursday -- and if you read our 10 Issue, you know we're big fans.
Keeping on the Nobel path from this morning, it's just about time for the 16th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Awards.
The title of a new indie film opening at Sundance next year? Nope. A new novel working its way up the best-seller lists? Closer, but still no.
Lee Redmond (65) of Utah is making her debut in this year'sÂ Guinness Book of World Records with her recordbreaking 24 ft 7 inch fingernails.
Oh dear. The Dante's Inferno Test has banished me to the eternal fiery pit, sixth floor.
You don't have to swallow food for it to be dangerous -- or even kill you. As proof we offer this, mental_floss' honor roll of the weirdest food-related disasters in history.
This card arrived at our house last week announcing that my husband's summons to jury duty was not actually necessary. Good thing, since his scheduled jury date was three weeks ago.
One of our readers, Robert, left an amusing comment on Will's cool puzzle post this morning, reminding us that we needed to keep the answers of our quizzes out of our jpegs.
* but was afraid to ask
For some reason (maybe because I bought the cheapest item in the store, once, two years ago), I seem to be on the mailing list for the Barneys New York catalog.
Hey you, with the finger up your nose. I see you. That's gross. Not nearly as gross, however, as those shnoz-prospectors who eat the proverbial motherlode -- and not nearly as interesting.
For some reason, it took me 26 years to develop allergies.
I've seen a lot of stuff over the past few months about Microsoft's new Zune being dubbed the iPod killer, and a David of sorts in training for his debut against the mp3 Goliath.