For the infant who has everything (but hair)


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

The shirts are here! The shirts are here!


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?

IQ-tips: H2-ohh no

David K. Israel

So we all know our planet is in trouble, right? Old news by now.

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Dieter Adam


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.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

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

Pop-Tarts truly are a modern Marvel


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

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: 4 Moments in Human Awesomeness


Today, it's gloomy in New York.

Brilliant woman tattoos herself for mental_floss

Will Pearson

mental_floss readers have done many things to express their loyalty over the years. We've seen great pictures of fans reading the magazine at the South Pole.

Pest Pictures Ever

Mangesh Hattikudur

I've always been confused by the "picture says a 1000 words" phrase, mainly because my photography is considerably worse than my writing.

One year later


For the anniversary, the most lyrical tribute I could find, from the 1920s. RBK, DR, and JP: may next year be better than the

This statue is apparently NSFW


Taking a page from John Ashcroft, the city of Warsaw recently deemed a depiction of its own symbol -- a half-naked mermaid featured in the city crest and two statues -- "too erotic" to appea

Dear Mr. Fantasy

Jason English

Tonight is my fantasy football draft.

A miracle?

David K. Israel

If you like classical music, you know it's hard to find a good radio station that plays a wide range of music, not just the usual Beethoven and Mozart hits.

We hate to say we told you so


But, yeah, we told you so. There's a great story on false confessions over at Slate, by the way, which includes the following tidbit: Several hundred people claimed to have abducted the Lindb

Ceci n'est pas un colibri


Our buddy at Neatorama posted this over the weekend and I thought we'd add some factlets to