Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Girl standing atop Soviet tank in Red Square during the Communist hard liners' coup attempt in August 1991.
How will you do on today's Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game?
I haven't shopped for a new vehicle for several years - and I'm not in the market for one now -
10 Ways to Make the Internet Better. Sign me up for slide whistle scrolling!
New Suburbanism: Reshaping the Way City Planners Think About the 'Burbs.
Today would have been Diego Rivera's 125th birthday, and Google is celebrating his big 1-2-5 with a Doodle.
Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a man they called the King of Dudes.
Not “dude” in the sense that we use the word today - the King would certainly have been appalled by Bill S.
I love Saved by the Bell more than is probably reasonable for a grown woman. (Need evidence?
Every so often, we'll reprint something interesting from our sister publication, The Week. This is one of those
Well this will give Wii a whole new meaning: In the UK, Captive Media has just, er, released, a urinal mounted, urine-controlled games console for the men's room.
We use electronics every day, making them easy to take for granted despite their complex innerworkings.
We all know what happened to President Abraham Lincoln the night he went to watch Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater.
Thanks for trying today's Wednesday Wordplay puzzle at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
25 Biggest Facepalm Moments Of 2011.
John Hodgman had some nice things to say about mental_floss this morning. He also left a comment under another post to explain his frustration over e-books.
Starting today, fans of the Green Bay Packers can purchase an official share of stock in the team for $250.
The FAQs at packersowner.com offer further details for any Cheesehead thinking about gett
Photo by Friends of the High Line, Courtesy of John Baldessari and Marian Goodman Gallery
There's a big $100,000 bill plastered on a billboard near the High Line in New York.