The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.
I'm not sure the folks at the University of Utah created "Mouse Party" as an anti-drug effort - it looks like it's aimed at neuroscience students, not smack-addled teenagers - but
According to The History Channel Magazine, a recent survey by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that "only 28 percent of Americans are able to name more than one of the five First Amendm
If you're like me, an information and news junkie, you subscribe to a few different magazines, some weekly, some monthly, right?
With a heat wave sweeping vast swaths of the country, including the swath that encompasses my un-air-conditioned apartment, I've found only two forms of sweet solace: (A) sticking my head in the
Shopping for a house as market prices start to dip? Thinking about moving cross-country? Maybe you just love aerial photographs? Or have a secret voyeuristic side?
According to The Times of India, the Chinese government is reverting to the same PR tactics used by dot com's in the 90's.
What do the Great Fire of Rome, the publication of Mein Kampf, Ted Kennedy's plunge off a Chappaquiddick bridge, the McDonald's massacre, a tidal wave that killed 3,000 Papua New Guineans, a
According to an article in yesterday's Mirror, Mr.
Beer drinkers have been dreaming about self-cooling cans for years now.
I thought I'd post another installment of fun facts generated by searching a random phrase.
From McSweeney's, Notes on "Sweet Child O' Mine," as delivered to Axl Rose by his editor:
She's got a smile that, it seems to me—Why equivocate?
Y'all see that Bush was caught using the S-word today? (I'm using y'all since I know mental_floss started in Bama).
My personal favorite cussing by a public figure is Gen.
I just got back from a sunburned weekend in the twee little town of Ogunquit and thought I'd share a few things I learned:
* If anyone tries to tell you that "Ogunquit" means "b
You may have seen this in one of the morning papers but there's an AP write-up on the history of the Lebanese-Israeli conflict.
I was thumbing through edits this weekend of mental_floss' upcoming Med School in a Box (kudos to Mary and her husband Tim for churning out such a wonderful project!), when I came across a fact t