In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
On the 11th of every month, we publish a bunch of lists of 11. Virginia C. McGuire gets us started.
With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to the war, when seemingly minor moments of friction accumulated until the situation
How do you turn bananas into a work of art? With a lot of imagination—and plenty of pins.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.
"Wives must understand that the life-giving fluid called the semen, which is produced in the creative organs of the man, is of great value in the upbuilding of his own body"
In this short animated video, Xiangjun Shi (who goes by "Shixie") explains why she studies Physics. Of course, it helps that she also studied Animation, so can make great stuff like this.
Since April, Police Scotland has received over 600,000 emergency phone calls. But not all of them were for emergencies.
In May, NASA funded mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor and his company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, with $125,000 to build a model of a 3D food printer.
On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...