The actor who was inside R2-D2 hated the guy who played C-3PO.
Burrhus Frederic Skinner never quite escaped the lingering plaque from misinformation unleashed with the invention of his "Baby Tender" (aka "Heir Conditioner" or "Aircrib&quo
A perk of being a weekend subscriber to The New York Times is the access to their online archives.
You know, I always hated telling people I was from Georgia. Don't get me wrong, I love the Peach State, andÂ am proud that I wasÂ born and raised there.
YOU WILL NEED
1 unstoppable will to live
An appreciation for tragic irony
If there's one thing you can say about most desert island strandings, it's that, at the very least, t
After buying an iPhone, I have begun to wonder where consumer purchases fit into Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
I ran across these two trailers within a day of each other, and was struck by how similar in tone the movies seem, despite being birthed in two very different cinematic and -- we'd like to think
My very first week here at mental_floss I wrote an article called Periodic Tableware, about how people have taken the periodic table of the elements and adapted the form in interesting ways.
Welcome back to the feature wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
Today I typed in "What's a Good Credit Score?" unearthing
Here's another how-my-stuff-was-confiscated post. Ok, not really, but kind of.
Six Degrees of Wikipedia was a 2006 web sensation, racking up the Diggs and making the Telegraph. This application would tell you how closely Wikipedia entries were related (Viagra and mackerel? Four
Perhaps it matches your Pac-Man wall paper and Donkey Kong bath mat? Whatever your decorating scheme, we're not
There's something inherently fascinating about abandoned places, be they entire cities, like the one surrounding the skeleton of Chernobyl, pockets of urban blight returning to grassland, as in D
Since my recent visit to the End of the Oregon Trail, I've been wondering about daguerreotypes.
Sure, you remember their stories. You might even be able to remember their names.
Some may find these photos, er, entertaining, but, of course, we here at the _floss see the trivia value in them.
They're shots of the world's tallest man, Bao Xishun, taking a mini-me-et