J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
The six-day-old Japanese heir to the throne -- who, we're sad to say, we can't show here because he's being hidden away from photographers, Suri-Cruise style -- is no longer nameless.
In keeping with our Turnip theme of turning back the clock today, Billboard has nice feature on their site called the "Chart Rewind." And while it doesn't go back 100 years, it does go
Like dogs and the novels of Sue Grafton, Japanese game shows are a hit in America.
The king of Tonga, whose name is in the headline of this post (you don't think I'm actually typing that again, do you?) recently passed on.
Last Saturday, I thought I found an error on my cell phone bill.
That's right, after 5 years of hard labor at the Floss Factory, the mental_floss cover team is ready for a breather.
Forgive me if today I blog about something a little more serious, and somewhat less _Flossy, than usual.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
Today I typed in "100 years a
1) A New York woman recently won a million dollars on a scratch-off lottery ticket for the second time in four years.
Perhaps you'll have a better chance landing a role in the London-based "The Lord of the Rings" musical.
Actually I think it's quite funny. This soap is made to help bleary-eyed morning showerers keep track of which part of the soap is being used where.
I saw this hands-free umbrella at OhGizmo, and since I've become the official go-to umbrella guy here (I've somehow ended up reporting on all things umbrella), I figured this post only made
While working on our upcoming cover story on "The Future" (more about that later today from Mangesh), I ran across the Transition, which was the closest thing I'd ever seen to a flying
Check your local library -- 500 of them around the world are hosting talks about freedom and democracy
Our research editor, Sandy Wood, reads the newspaper with a red pen -- even the USA Today sports section, apparently, because in the course of his after-the-fact checking this weekend, he found a dooz