Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Most of us think of international borders as invisible, but clear-cut, lines: stand on one side, and you’re in one country; stand on the other, you’re in another country.
Dedicated TV fans will go above and beyond mere letter-writing to save the shows they love. We've already covered a few shows that fans staged mail-ins to save; here are a few more.
The 27th and final amendment to the U.S.
A new strain of yeast being used by Rogue Brewery in Newport, Oregon, came from a mostly unlikely place—the master brewer’s beard.
A library can operate without a cat, but a library with a cat is special.
In decades past, short films were used in classrooms to show young people how to get along in society. Here we look at mid-century ideals of How To Be Popular.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has signed on to play blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. That might not be familiar to everyone, but if you like classic movies, you probably know his work.
Reader Erica writes in to ask, “If you fell into a volcano, how would you die? Would you sink and drown in the lava or get burned to death on the surface before you could go under?”
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Let’s hoist the Jolly Roger, break out the rum, and look back at the holiday’s timber-shivering history.
Be warned, superhero wannabes: Squeezing into a pair of tights and grabbing the nearest cape before going out to fight for justice will more likely get you incarcerated than applauded these days.
©2016 Mental Floss, Inc. All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned by Felix Dennis. mentalfloss.com is a trademark owned by Felix Dennis.