The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is an early Halloween word ladder to get us in that "spooky" mood.
12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Cast Of The Walking Dead. A few scraps to get you through the last few days until the series returns on Sunday.
13 Brilliant Pumpkin-Carving Hacks.
Marie Curie is well known as the first genius to have snagged two Nobel Prizes.
It's been 14 years since Seinfeld went off the air (really!), but every time I see actor John O'Hurley, I think of him as J.
The road to the public opening of the Washington Monument on October 9, 1888, was a long one: Though a design had been chosen in 1836, ground wasn’t broken until 1848, because of haggling over that de
VP Must Stand For Very Patronizing. Or Voracious Pugilism.
A few notable moments from Vice Presidential debates throughout the years.
Sacred Home Land For Sale. Very Spacious.
Every year, people amaze me not only with their ideas, but with their talent and dedication at bringing the best costumes to life for Halloween (and other occasions).
Fifty years ago today, on October 9, 1962, physicist Nick Holonyak demonstrated the first "visible" LED (in other words, one that emitted non-infrared light).
Radium was discovered by Marie Curie and her husband Pierre in 1898.
While this question may seem trite, it is truly valuable if we actually consider it: what would you like to do every day, if money were no object?
If you’re like most people, you simply can’t pass up the opportunity to partake in a piece of chocolate (or five). Some have even said that chocolate melting on the tongue is better than a kiss.
In a few days, we'll introduce an exciting presidential event here at mentalfloss.com. In the meantime, enjoy today's POTUS-related Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge:
Which two U.S.
Today is the day that Felix Baumgartner will attempt to skydive from 23 miles up.
If you think sideshows never did anything positive for humanity, think again.
Two scientists who each made a major discovery — four decades apart — share the science world's prestigious