The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
Today, a lecture that's funny and a bit geeky around the edges. In this talk, adman Rory Sutherland tells a series of funny anecdotes about history, advertising, and the perception of value.
Looking into the sky may not help you solve today's Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game, but that's where you'll find the answer.
How Consumption Makes Us Sad. Things eventually just take up room in our homes instead of in our hearts.
The most insane surf footage you’ll ever see was recorded in Tahiti on August 27th.
Last night at the Golden Globes, Morgan Freeman received the Cecil B.
The Musée McCord has a Flickr account with some fantastic images in the public domain, including these 1860s vintage shots of children posing with their toys.
Benjamin Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and a hell of a speaker.
Get ready for the next entry in our long-running series of Monday Math Squares for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Stephen Colbert gave his Super-PAC away and announced he is running for office.
If you're in Ohio and can't live without Thin Mints, you'd better give the Ohio Girl Scout Council a call and demand they leave their existing camping sites open to the troops.
Since its debut in 2007 on Nick Jr., Yo Gabba Gabba — a kid’s show featuring a red cyclops, a magic robot, a pink flower-girl, a green-striped guy, a blue cat-dragon, and a host wearing orange spandex
by Maggie Koerth-Baker, Ethan Trex, Jenny Drapkin, and Mangesh Hattikudur
Forget the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, the Grammys, the Emmys and the Oscars.
January is National Braille Literacy Month, which is the perfect time for South African burger chain Wimpy to introduce their new braille menus.
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Before today, the last time the Giants and Packers met in the playoffs was the NFC Championship Game in January 2008.
From my friend Martha, a video that has been blowing up this week that is a must-see of the highest sort: meeting Silverback Gorillas (or as a YouTube commenter so aptly put it, "a bored gorilla
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