In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
We see them day in and day out and often bring them into our homes to hang out with our families... but we don't even know their real names. Tsk.
When I was a kid, I longed for a simple treehouse to play in. But the playhouses featured on Web Urbanist put my childhood fantasies to shame.
Most of us remember our college roommates as partners in crime who ate all our Easy Mac.
Ever wonder who decides how many Gummy Bears = 1 serving? (18) Or that one cup of Wheaties = 1 serving?
I knew a family once that had several mounted deer heads on their walls. At Christmas time, they would put a red clown nose on one of the trophies, which I though was rather clever.
Here's theÂ third entry in our Brain Game number block puzzle series.
My friend Diana Rooks wrote this fun piece on the history of carbon copies, which originally appeared in History Magazine back in August '06.
Seven Psychological Principles Con Artists Exploit. Now, are you going to use this knowledge to protect yourself or to set up shop? (via Kottke)
Have an 8-bit Christmas!
"I make music, I sing my ass off." With these words, Wesley Willis opens a short documentary shown below.
Every businessperson would agree that trademark infringement is a serious issue.
Remember Pee-Wee Herman's 1988 Christmas Special? It featured an insanely long list of guest-stars, including: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Grace Jones, k.d.
Need I say more? I think this one speaks for itself!
1. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (11 words)2.
One of our most vocal and visible fans is actress Alyssa Milano, who has been spreading the word about mental_floss via Twitter to her 460,000 followers. Feels like we owe her something.
Americans have been told their whole lives to avoid eating raw eggs for fear of salmonella poisoning, but in many other countries (including Japan), raw eggs are a common treat.
Maureen Evans is a 27-year-old from British Columbia who's studying for a master's in creative writing at Queen's University Belfast.