In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
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
Today, it's gloomy in New York.
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.
I've always been confused by the "picture says a 1000 words" phrase, mainly because my photography is considerably worse than my writing.