Pepsi-Cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink.”
The MIT Tech Review is reporting that the $100 laptop project already has over 4 million orders from around the world!
Here at mental_floss, we're just nerdy enough to celebrate whenever we discover an entertaining anagram.
The Freakonomics blog has a post titled "Why Do Beautiful Women Sometimes Marry Unattractive
A reader named Stephen wrote to us yesterday, pointing out that environmentalists extol the benefits of using cork on one hand and worry about endangered cork forests (at left) on the other.
I found Will's entry below so fascinating, I felt the need to return to colonial times and add on the following interesting fact:
Today is also the day, back in 1790, that the very first offic
We all knew that guy who refused to celebrate the turn of the millennium when the year 2000 hit because the real turn was in 2001.
The incomparable Clive Thompson of Collision Detection has found an ad that outdoes anything seen at this year's Super Bowl (yeah, we know, we're setting the bar low), which he calls "a
You think we're kidding?
LONDON — For more than 30 years, crowds have flocked to the small English fishing village of Lyme Regis to watch an annual tradition -- two teams of fishermen
The noble fellow at left is the Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, and he has recently become a web celebrity ("cewebrity?").
There are a series of fascinating articles in this month's issue of dwell magazine about sustainable homes (Green Goes Mainstream).
This story came out a couple weeks ago in Science, but I didn't read about it until flipping through The Week a few days ago.
Researchers in the Kalahari Desert recently observed meerkats teac
In our first weekly installment of "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist," we'd like to introduce you to invisibility expert Dr.
I don't have a good explanation for why I'm writing so much about babies today (this is my last baby post, I promise), but I saw these Zaky pillows on ShinyShiny, and thought they were so cr
Since babies seem to be such a popular accessory this season (everyone's got one!), and since getting those creatures to fall asleep seems to be such a difficult task, I figured I'd post abo
While mental_floss generally likes to leave Hate at the front door (right along side our muddy shoes and wet umbrellas), I stumbled into a hate site this morning that I felt obligated to post about: I