France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
Who needs trading cards showcasing successful, fit athletes when you can have Geek of the Week cards instead? I want some of these to put in my spokes!
Whether it means a day off or just an excuse to celebrate, Americans love holidays, even preposterous ones such as National Miniature Golf Day, but we’re not the only ones.
A pet ferret is a laugh a minute. More than one pet ferret means constant giggles for as long as you can stand them!
Happy Punctuation Day! To help my fellow word nerds celebrate, today’s Q10 focuses on people and places with strange punctuation in their names. Perhaps I’ll start going by St@cy Conradt…
Top-ranked Alabama visits Arkansas on Saturday for a heated Southeastern Conference football battle between two schools with a couple of the more unique nicknames in college sports—Crimson Tide and Ra
NFL WEEK THREE: By my count, seven teams are expected to start a different QB this week than they did just half a month ago on Kickoff Weekend.
Some of the most famous séances took place in the White House in 1863, when Mary Todd Lincoln invited the female medium Nettie Colburn Maynard to help her contact the spirit of her dead son Willie.
So I'm a few weeks late to this party, but after Kottke.org picked up John Green's anti-penny rant I felt obligated under the Blogger Code to post this video.
Legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck may be approaching his 90th birthday, but he still occasionally sits down at his piano for a crowd.
Every Friday, 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.
Finally: A Use for Zucchini
An unnamed woman rose to the occasion when her dog was attacked by a bear near Missoula, Montana. The 200-pound bear came up on the back porch of her home.
Australians are honest, trustworthy people, without exception. Well… maybe a few exceptions.
Never heard of Trajan? I guess you're not a graphic designer. But you've definitely seen it: it's everywhere, on every other movie poster you've ever seen.
Friday at last! Following are the scrambled titles of five hit songs by The Rolling Stones. Unscramble each to come up with the correct title.
Whatever happened to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark? She never really went away, and she'll be back on TV starting this weekend. (via Boing Boing)
The Banality of Narcissism.
©2016 Mental Floss, Inc. All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned by Felix Dennis. mentalfloss.com is a trademark owned by Felix Dennis.