There are roughly 70 ingredients in the McRib.
Â While we'reÂ talking diamonds...My sister worksÂ customer serviceÂ for Tiffany & Co., and I'm always psyched to hear all the reasons people call to harangue a luxury marketer.
The "Is The New" image from DIAGRAM visualizes the common saying "[something] is the new [something else]" in a fun infographic.
Examples include: "gin is the new vodka&qu
My cell phone provider tacked on an extra $630 to this month's bill.
Yes, it seems there's a formula to explain everything nowadays -- including why we sometimes give people we wouldn't normally be attracted to our phone number in bars.
Today's an exciting day for me here at the _floss.
Would you consider traveling thousands of miles to visit a cemetery? Lots of people do, especially if the cemetery is full of famous people, or haunted, or even humorous.
I just completed my first non-blog mental_floss project. I'll save the details for later, except to say it was a five-week accelerated PhD program in peripheral knowledge.
Any decent spammer is familiar with the sting of a blighted recipient list--there's the mourningÂ that goes with bouncebacks, the chagrin over wrong pronouns, andÂ over the "ie" vs.
Having a street or a college dorm named after you has never seemed that impressive to me. You simply drop an overflowing briefcase on the right desk, and it's basically a done deal.
I live on a pretty normal little street, at least relative to my (perhaps warped) standards of normalcy.
I woke up this morning a little sore.
Artist and programmer Ben Fry has created a series of illustrations based on the source code from Atari 2600 cartridges, including Pac-Man and Q-Bert.
Maybe not 1.21 gigawatts, the energy needed to power Doc Brown's fabled Flux Capacitor -- but nearly 750 megawatts, according to the folks at EcoIron.
There was an interesting piece in last week's Economist on rickshaw-pullers.
As of today, Saturn has fifty-six moons. And at the rate new ones are shyly popping up, one might say that the planet is, um, bringing sexy back. Why so many moons, Saturn?