Tang and Pop Rocks were invented by the same person. You can thank food chemist William Mitchell.
Think about "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Think about "Cool Jerk" by The Capitols. Or "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder.
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Benjamin Franklin loved electricity. He also loved the turkey. One day, he put the two together.
It all started as a party trick.
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.
The Olympic Security Snafu. For $89 million, the security contractor has so few people in place that the British Army has been called up as reinforcements.
Last year, Americans spent $10.7 trillion shopping. With that much dough, you could buy over 2000 aircraft carriers, 300 private islands, and still have money left over for a latte.
I've lived my whole life in Philadelphia, which means every summer, I start thinking about how much I want to go to Jersey.
One Summer Film That’s Sure to Flop
This compilation of insane belly flops will have your stomach hurting with laughter - and aching with empathy.
And One Summer Film That Definitely Won’t
Here at mental_floss, as the name suggests, we take our dental hygiene seriously.
Today's math/science nerd party: George Hart demonstrates how a set of magnetized square shapes will self-organize into a cube, when placed inside a plastic bag and shaken.
The races are strange, but the title refers to the boats. With a little ingenuity, you can build a boat, loosely defined as a "flotation device," out of anything!
1. Beer Can
Everyone should have at least a guess for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.
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