The word "unfriend" appeared in print all the way back in 1659.
In the human world as in the animal kingdom, it seems to hold true: forbidden fruit is sweeter.
Today is election day, so let's celebrate with some election humor, in the form of William Hogarth's 1754 painting, "An Election Entertainment." This complex painting, part one of
After Sandy's TV Tags Quiz, I got to wondering about those little animated logos at the beginning and ending of TV shows.
With the holidays just a few months away, we're introducing a new feature where we sift through 6 years of print archives and give you a smattering of the best of the _floss.
Jellyfish aren't fish, and they aren't made of jelly. They look like a blob of jelly when they are out of the ocean, and most species can give you a nasty sting.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
Today I typed in "1 in every 4 Ameri
Gesturing Helps Grade School Children Solve Math Problems. I've heard it also helps adults release tension while driving.
15 more uses for vodka.
The results have been tallied from our second caption contest and we have our winner! Thanks to all who entered and all our finalists (and to the very talented Jessica Schiffman for the cartoon!).
The WGA is officially on strike, but this doesn't mean a surfeit of brunching scribes playing with their Webkinz or perusing Fantasy Football matchups.
Why do I love squirrels so much? I can't explain it.
Every Monday, mental_floss ventures into the archives of The New York Times to find first mentions worth mentioning.
In our most recent Ridiculous Board Game, it only took 138 comments to find three winners. However, nobody correctly guessed the guest artist "“ our own Becky Hayes.
OurÂ More of FourÂ weekend genius challenge garnered some interesting responses, some of which were as correct as the ones we'd come up with, so we gave away T-shirts to the first two who offered
When I say all time, I mean the future, too. Let's take a look.
10. Ken: By Request Only
I can assure you, Ken, we have only one