In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
Here at mental_floss, we do love all things Einstein, so I couldn't resist posting this great video of his doppelganger from Hanson Robotics, who walks, talks, and makes amazingly realistic facia
To continue the lineage of our ever-developing themes, let me introduce a new one called Thingamajig Thursday.
What if we told you Ford had condemned the combustion engine as a dirty, noisy thing of the past, and designed a car that ran silently, boasted zero harmful emissions, and could drive 5,000 miles with
Our songwriting contest ended weeks ago, with the winning entry transforming "I Wanna Be Sedated" into "I wanna piece of bacon." But reader Donna decided that deadline or no deadli
Scientists at Wicab Inc.
We know how much you all loved Ransom's Geo-stumper, so we're serving another one up today, only let's call it a Celluloid-stumper.
(By the way, little known factoid: film isn't
Neatorama had a ginormous post yesterday about the origins of photography.
Tim Nudd of Adfreak points us to a great ad campaign for RISK, The Game of Global Domination.
While we're here, a little background.
In just a few short days of kitten ownership, I've realized something profound: kittens are totally awesome.
Here at mental_floss, we know a lot of people (our president included) who have recently had babies. May we present the perfect shower gift, from Baby
Just in time for any Plutonian funeral festivities you may have planned (hey, he was the god of the underworld), our commemorative t-shirts are now in stock in our store. Not planning a party?
So we all know our planet is in trouble, right? Old news by now.
This blog has publicized some pretty ludicrous ways of stopping global warming in the past, but today's might really be more than just a gas: Dr.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
Today I typed in "the most po
Perhaps in an effort to combat the Pop-Tart-flames-of-death effect, which was hugely viral back when Mentos-and-Diet-Coke was just a glint in EepyBird's eye, Kellogg's recently introduced mi