Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
The good people over at The Atlantic recently reviewed the American Customer Satisfaction Index and compiled a list of the 19 Most Hated Companies in America.
As part of YouTube's entry into the online movie-streaming business, it has created something called OpenFlix -- a collection currently boasting 670 free, full-length movies.
Yesterday’s not guilty verdict for Casey Anthony ended her highly publicized trial. Here’s how life shook out for a few other acquitted defendants in high-profile trials.
Ready to be creeped out at work?
Plenty of people make their living as taxidermists, so I don't want to say -- and don't really agree -- that taxidermy is itself intrinsically creepy.
Unlike Hedy Lamarr, who actually patented a “secret communication system” during WWII (though the idea wasn't ultimately tweaked and used until the 1906s), Jayne Mansfield didn’t create this prod
Food sometimes makes you sick, but can you make food sick? You can with Wednesday Wordplay here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
"Among all 90 belly buttons Dunn and his colleagues have studied so far, they have found 1400 species of bacteria, a number of which have never encountered on human bodies before." Carl Zimm
For most Americans, July 5th is torture.
One of our Southern California correspondents reports some images on our site aren't showing up for him. But they look fine here in the New Jersey satellite office.
So I'm trying something new this week: a theme! Every day this week I'll be writing about something that has to do with spying, spies, Harriet the Spy, etc.
You may have some leftover sparklers today. If so, don’t be so quick to chuck these underwhelming pyrotechnics mainstays in the garbage.
For the fifth year running, software designer Cabel Sasser has gone down to his local fireworks retailer in Vancouver, Washington* and photographed the most insane fireworks boxes.
They say that it’s bad luck to spill salt. But, if you’re spilling it in order to turn it into amazing works of art, I’m sure it’s not nearly such a bad omen.
The very last launch of NASA's space shuttle program is scheduled for Friday, when Atlantis will begin mission STS-135. The 135th mission will end the shuttle program after 35