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Was King George III a bloodsucking freak?

Ransom Riggs

It's widely known that King George III was crazy as a loon.

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

15% off the mental_floss Trivia Game. Just use the discount code "game" when checking

Mamma mia -- it's the band that won't go away

Ransom Riggs

They broke up in 1982, after ten chart-topping years and at least five songs I can't get out of my head, even today, despite hypnotherapy.

Ship-rex tremendous

David K. Israel

Earlier this month, marine archeologists stumbled upon a once in an aquatic lifetime find off the coast of Spain: a 2000-year-old shipwreck. According to this AP article from the Toronto Star: The

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Zhang Zhihe


Oh, yeah, baby, gimme some of that sweet, sweet video action.

The Turkey Anatomy Lesson


In the proud tradition of our upcoming "Mental Floss Presents: Medical School in a Box," my husband and I are proud to present "What We Did With Our Thanksgiving Leftovers," or, &q

Show Off Your Smarts!

Will Pearson

I haven't challenged you guys in a couple weeks but I'm back with a good one.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: YouTube Turnip


Today's other mental_floss blog column, the delightful Tuesday Turnip, inspired this jet-lagged and sleep-deprived entry.

From dumb to deadly: the world's worst toys

Ransom Riggs

Cabbage Patch Snacktime

100 Greatest Catchphrases in TV History

Will Pearson

    TV Land recently released its list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in TV history. A few observations: 6 are from Saturday Night Live "Hey Hey Hey!" is on the list twice.

Hummer vs Schoolbus?

Mangesh Hattikudur

Wow. I thought Volvos from the '80s were safe vehicles, but check out the unbelievably minor damage this school bus took when a Hummer careened into it.

Self-Erasing Paper?

Mangesh Hattikudur

In an effort to reduce the amount of paper offices go through every day, the folks at Xerox have come up with a novel printing technique that seems fascinating.

I always feel like somebody's watching me


Take that, Google Earth! See ya, Microsoft Virtual Earth!

Casting Literary Pitchmen (and Pitchwomen)

Jason English

Ever wanted to turn a famous work of art into a print ad? Well, you just missed your chance.

How to tell when a blog is automated


The Babystuff blog is apparently dedicated to bringing you all things baby.