Beatrix Potter was one of the first scientists to discover that lichen was two organisms in one.
Jim Henson's Legacy: how the muppets were born out of 1960s counterculture.
If at least one of you laughs out loud at even one of these expectations versus reality, my job here is done.
How about a little "down on the farm" music?
Governors up and down the East Coast are declaring states of emergency in advance of Hurricane Irene’s landfall.
From Ashgabat to Atlanta, people all over the world subscribe to folk remedies and do-it-yourself cures for whatever it is that ails them. Here’s a short list of our favorites.
The Choo Choo
You might recall the post I wrote about the very smart Web site, snailmailmyemail.org. Sadly, the cool project has ended, but I wanted to share some of the letters you _flossers sent me.
If you made a film and it was set to premiere in a real movie theater, you’d probably assume that—worst case scenario—a handful of the people associated with making it (and maybe their friends and fam
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.
Attention, fellow David Foster Wallace nerds! Fellow DFW nerd band The Decemberists have released a new music video reenacting a game of Eschaton from DFW's novel Infinite Jest.
Marines To Ban Audible Farts In Afghanistan
Silence is golden. A new order for U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan bans audible farting.
Good luck with today's Friday Free-for-all challenge here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Using an old-style balancing scale, Chuck wants to be able to discern any weight from from 1 to 30
If you're unfamiliar with the rather otter-esque weasel above, allow me to introduce you to the tayra.
Pop-up books traditionally only belong in the kid's realm of the bookstore, but not all titles are so easily shelved away.
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