Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.
GOOD NEWS: It's Possible
New words pop up in the dictionary all the time, thanks to a handy—and almost maniacally extensive—editorial system.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
As my wife and I are considering buying a
It's been a while since I challenged you to show off your brain power but here's a new one.
There are three reasons I love this review of P.J.
Is he the next Jackson Pollock, or an artist whose legacy will prove as ephemeral as his liquid "paintings"? Only time will tell.
Travel about an hour and a half north of the mental_floss editorial office in Birmingham, ALÂ to Decatur, AL and you can find one of the few sword swallowers in the world.
The Cellar posted these crazy photos last week, and I couldn't help but put "˜em up.
A few moons ago, we blogged about the strange development of virtual economies in massively multiplayer online games -- which are, it turns out, becoming real economies.
Relationships: they're always a bit sticky, sort of like the outside of a honey jar. Even more sticky than an actual relationship can be the getting INTO a relationship. Does she like me?
The novelist Richard Powers had an article this weekend about dictating, rather than writing, literary works.
If you're still smarting that your significant other didn't present you with (a snazzy new cell phone, a big box of chocolates, five golden rings) for the holidays, take comfort: Foreign Pol
Self-healing paint jobs: sounds like something straight from the fantasy worlds of Philip K. Dick or Knight Rider.
Before joining forces with the mental_floss gang, my blogging career started at YesButNoButYes. It's been a big week for them, with several fascinating entries.
We love strange psychological disorders here at mental_floss. Refer to past blogs regarding Proprioception Deficit Disorder and extreme narcissism, among others.