By now we can all probably agree that it would be unpleasant at best to wake up and find ourselves in the charge of Naomi Campbell. Or, retroactively, Leona Helmsley.
Today marks the 549th anniversary of the birth of Isabella of Portugal, wife of Charles V, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, and Queen of Spain.
To paraphrase the late great Phil Hartman on the Simpsons, you might remember me from such mental_floss backpages as G,H,I or J.
While Googling some grammar questions the other day, I came across a goldmine: AskOxford's Ask the Experts page.
Today's Turnip is a bit different than normal.
Writing this days in advance, I can't be sure -- and will just have to assume -- that volume I of "shorts that don't suck" was an unprecedented victory for blog awesomeness, and de
Who said you can't have your cake and eat it too? Our new book In the Beginning's hitting stores in little over a week, and we've got a fat slice of fact waiting for you below.
Vampires come in all shapes and forms, and they are certainly more numerous (at least at parties) near Halloween! Here's a look at some pop culture
With no eyes or brains, corals manage to have spontaneous group sex right after a full moon. Scientists have determined its a moonlight-sensing gene at work.
How to move a 900-ton brick building.
Q. It says here on your website that you have a bi-monthly magazine (Editor's note: we do =====>). I'd like to pick up a newsstand copy before I commit to subscribing.
Recently, my roommate starred in a music video of one of her songs (it's great--I'll post it when it's edited).
When my computer quit on me last week, the last thing I wanted to think about was picking a winner in the Ridiculous Board Games t-shirt contest.
We covered the launch of iTunes U in May, pointing to a body of free educational content delivered via the iTunes Store.
Watch our pal Michael Stusser give Sigmund Freud the third degree in his latest Dead Guy
It looks like our weekenders had a bit of fun with our latest Genius Challenge.