The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, WI.
When federal prosecutors filed charges against Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich earlier this week, it may have felt like just another chapter in the state's unseemly political history.
When a flosser commented the other day that Alice Blue got its name from Alice Roosevelt, I started wondering what the stories behind other color names were.
The Obsolete Technology Website is full of goodies.
At 4pm each day this month, we'll be counting down some of our most popular quizzes.
by Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I
Even if this blog was mainly an excuse to re-watch and talk about my favorite sketches from my eight favorite sketch comedy groups, I do have at least one serious reason that sketch comedy will never
Beverly Garland passed away earlier this week, and while some movie-goers remember her as the "Queen of Screams" thanks to her extensive work in B-level horror films, the rest of us (well,
The holiday called Christmas is an amalgam of many winter holidays from around the world.
One of the cooler aspects of this site, at least for me, is the sense of community it creates.
Editor's Note: To promote the mental_floss Holiday Subscription Special, I've asked co-founders Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur to select some of their favorite mag articles from 2008.
The TIME Top 10 Everything of 2008, from iPhone apps to awkward moments. That settles it; we won't need any other year end lists.
Should You Switch to LED Christmas Lights To Save Money?
Well, we've done a 3x3 logic puzzle, and a 4x4. I went crazy last week and did a 3x3x3. Today, I pull out all the stops with a 9x9.
Last month I pointed to a stunt (er, experiment?) in which the Mythbusters painted Leonardo's Mona Lisa using a computer-controlled paint gun.
As George W. Bush's second term winds to a close, he's being inundated with requests for pardons.
As host of Inside the Actor's Studio, James Lipton has garnered a reputation as a stuffy academic, throwing around words like "existential" and sounding out every syllable in "ext