In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
Oscar Pistorius is one of the best stories of the 2012 London Games. Yesterday, the South African double amputee advanced to the semi-finals of the men's 400-meters.
This is so cool - the BBC has put together an Olympic Body Match where you input your height and weight and it will match you up with one (or more) Olympic athletes who match your body specs.
NASA's latest and greatest Mars rover, known as Curiosity, will attempt to land on Mars early Monday morning (or late Sunday night, depending on where you are on Earth).
Eye floaters — or muscae volitantes, Latin for “hovering flies" — are those tiny, oddly shaped objects that sometimes appear in your vision, most often when you’re looking at the sky on a sunny d
In 1999, Karen Herman interviewed Fred Rogers for the Archive of American Television.
Whether you loved or hated the recent HBO series "Girls," or even if you didn't see it at all, you may still appreciate the parody trailer for "Boys." I very much want this to
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Olympic history books are filled with stories of amazing individual performances and team achievements.
A little goat named Buttermilk Sky took the internet by storm this week, but she's only one of many adorable kids you can enjoy watching ...without having to clean up after!
Bouncing Baby Butt
This Thing Is Gonna Be Huge
Well, maybe not, but this PBS exploration of viral videos is interesting nonetheless.
Is This A Full Flight?
The answer to that question can make or break you
On our last semi-regular "Ask Matt" day, reader Mel asked, “Are there standards for just how much gold is in those gold medals these Olympic athletes are
On Fridays, 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.
Americans are fascinated by prohibition, as evidenced by the success of shows like Boardwalk Empire and the many movies based on Al Capone.
Farmer on Tractor Crushes Seven Police Vehicles
Vermont farmer Roger Pion was apparently angry at the local police for his recent arrest on marijuana possession and resisting arrest.
After Olympic divers blow your mind by beautifully twisting and turning through a three-story fall, they usually crawl out of the pool and head for the hot tub.