Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
If you've seen the Hindenburg before, it's likely only the film of it crashing and burning -- "Oh, the humanity!" and all that.
From a Millennium Falcon bed to a mousetrap bed (which just might be my favorite on the list!), here's 15 beds that will keep you up at night wishing you had cooler sleeping arrangements.
Chuck Norris May Connect Austria and Slovakia
It looks like people wanting to pass between Slovakia and Austria in the future may have to cross Chuck Norris to do it.
We asked the same question about the NBA a few months back, but today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge focuses on that "other" winter team sport: hockey.
What will happen if the state takes control of human reproduction? The world of science fiction can give us some frightening scenarios. (via Boing Boing)
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
So let's say it's 1947, you're the War Assets Administration, and you've got 30,000 pounds of spare metallic sodium from WWII on your hands.
The conclusion to our two-part exclusive interview with Trace Beaulieu, formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now with Cinematic Titanic
Read yesterday's part one
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a
Some people live their lives by making the best of what they have. And then there are people who even make the best of what they don't have.
There's a new-ish blog on the scene here in Austin called Culture Map, which I've been enjoying very much during my stay.
©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.