ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
Sure, I could talk about the evolution of toilet paper, from wood bits to hay to American Joseph Gayetty's landmark decision to make a New York toilet paper factory in 1857 and print his name on
This little story sounds like it's straight out of our magazine:
1. It's about mental_floss mascot Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, and their legendary meeting-of-minds.
Alex died on this day in 323 B.C. We've got lots of interesting bits on Alex in our new Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets book.
While on the Gorey train, here's a curious fact I discovered on The Progressive Review's site:
In college, Gore's roommate was future actor Tommy Lee Jones and the two became great fri
One of my favorite leisure activities is watching the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which admittedly aired like two weeks ago but in my defense I've been getting married and moving and weeping v
According to a Reuters article, "Phnom Penh patriarch Non Nget has told Cambodia's 40,000 Buddhist monks to remain passive while watching World Cup soccer games or be defrocked."
I've seen this home-made iPod charger all over the place today (I first saw it posted at Popgadget).
The January/February issue of mental_floss featured an unusually sober, and sobering, article -- the second in a series on global conflicts -- that explained the reasons for the Rwandan massacres of 1
Paramount Pictures has announced that Al Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, is the first carbon-neutral picture to come out of Hollywood.
So what does that mean, exactly?
Apparently teenagers have discovered a ring tone that adults can't hear. This is true.Â The ringtone has a veryÂ high pitch.
Today is Tim's and my second wedding anniversary (cue the oohs and aahs), so over the weekend I was scrambling to come up with a gift made of cotton.
If you've been hunting for the top of the line, Rolls Royce of disposable cameras, this probably isn't it.
Speaking of cars, I foundÂ myself thinking all weekend about David's idea for "McFuel" made from leftover french fry grease.
Disney-Pixar hit another homerunÂ over the weekendÂ weekend with the opening of "Cars."Â Can aÂ cartoon aboutÂ cars reallyÂ be that good?Â The animated flick wasÂ #1 with $62 million.Â And a