The word "unfriend" appeared in print all the way back in 1659.
I turned on the TV the other day and they were showing Rosemary's Baby.
People, people, people! We gave you a homework assignment earlier this week -- are we going to have to fail you out?
Here I go with the "being an idiot about the Idiot of the Day" thing again -- I forgot yesterday's. Which means, to make up for it, we get two stories of stupidity today!
In case you missed the debut of Found Objects last week, the idea of this feature is pretty simple: I'll be posting some sort of visual representation of an object, equation, theory or idea that
Judging by the breathless reaction to the Balenciaga show yesterday, the Next Big Thing will be dressing like C-3PO.
... because it's the size of a needle, or more accurately, the size of the eye of a needle or, sometimes, a pin or a fishhook or a safety pin.
I can't tell you who's going to win this year's World Series.
Ever since I got a kitten, people have been coming out of the woodwork with cat-rearing advice. The #1 tip I hear?
As Mary's fantastic posts point out, we're all about fashion this week here at the _floss.
I saw this on Neatorama, and figured it simply had to be posted about"¦ Finally, you can make ice cubes that look like Legos!
Given the recent controversy over our use of the word "mad" to describe a particular scientist (albeit one whose work we admired), we thought we'd take a moment this week to plumb that
We at mental_floss may not be able to squeeze into European-size-36 pants (we need at least a 38), but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate Paris Fashion Week, which is ongoing -- and which
Kane Quinnell bought a new camera and, just for kicks, thought he'd take a couple of outdoor shots when a storm rolled in. He ended up with this pic of lightning frying his neighbor's
William Walker may have been one of the 19th century's most brilliant minds.
In honor of the MLB playoffs, which started yesterday, I thought I'd "throw out" a few quirky factoids that make the game our true "American Pastime."
Of the four major sp