Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical. J.K. Rowling said no.
I presume that everyone in America has quit their jobs in order to watch every game of the World Cup (I can't confirm this on account of how I haven't left my apartment since the tournament
If you've ever worried about the effect of Pop Rocks on soda, you should definitely check out what a Mentos can do to a 2 litre bottle of Diet Coke (like cause a 100 foot geyser).
If Al Gore wasn't impetus enough, now there's yet another reason to start worrying about global warming: It's forcing polar bears to eat each other.
Boing Boing linked to an interesting study today from the University of Michigan.
I just found out that licking a stamp consumes 1/10 of a calorie.
CNN has an article today claiming that California researchers believe that drinking coffee can help prevent liver damage.
Ever since I sawÂ these pictures on Cute Overload last week, I've been trying to convince my landlord that it would be acceptable for me to have a pet alpaca.
Sure, I could talk about the evolution of toilet paper, from wood bits to hay to American Joseph Gayetty's landmark decision to make a New York toilet paper factory in 1857 and print his name on
This little story sounds like it's straight out of our magazine:
1. It's about mental_floss mascot Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, and their legendary meeting-of-minds.
Alex died on this day in 323 B.C. We've got lots of interesting bits on Alex in our new Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets book.
While on the Gorey train, here's a curious fact I discovered on The Progressive Review's site:
In college, Gore's roommate was future actor Tommy Lee Jones and the two became great fri
One of my favorite leisure activities is watching the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which admittedly aired like two weeks ago but in my defense I've been getting married and moving and weeping v
According to a Reuters article, "Phnom Penh patriarch Non Nget has told Cambodia's 40,000 Buddhist monks to remain passive while watching World Cup soccer games or be defrocked."
I've seen this home-made iPod charger all over the place today (I first saw it posted at Popgadget).