Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.
Everyone knows that Beethoven wrote some of his most famous music after he'd already gone deaf. But guess what? He wasn't the only one.
Crocodiles have a powerful homing instinct. Move them, and they'll travel hundred of miles to get home.
Since my foreign garage sale correspondents are still filing their reports, wouldn't you know I'd find another way to talk about garages. Specifically, the garage band.
When I was in elementary school, I attended a twice-weekly "computer class" which primarily consisted of repeated runs through some now-forgotten typing software on Apple ][e computers.
As soon as we hang the whiteboard, Mangesh and I will be all moved in. I'm writing today from the new, semi-permanent mental_floss New York headquarters.
Get excited! From fertilizer to fuel to flaming baggies on doorsteps, you probably know all the standard uses for dung. But apparently there's a whole world of crap you don't know.
There are forward-thinking people, and then there's Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly.
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."
Today I typed in "quotes attributed
How far can cameras go to make the personal into the public? Pretty far, considering how many news stories I've seen in the past year illustrated with x-rays, MRIs, and medical tomography.
The longest non-stop flight ever measured. Yes, it was a bird!
Over the years, I feel like I've seen Marcel Marceau around a lot.
I was recently reminded how much I hate laugh tracks when I downloaded the free pilot of Big Bang Theory from iTunes, on a tip from Pop Candy.
Parking can be high drama in big cities like mine, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised to have witnessed two parking-related near-beatings in recent weeks, both misguided attempts to answer this
From our last Rat-A-Tat on typos, we move to lifted office supplies, or, as one of my colleagues likes to call them, "office perks." I'd be surprised if you told me you've never ta