Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
This week we're running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology.
When young, beautiful Dorian Gray spies himself in the mirror and realizes he will age while his painting remains ageless, he wishes that he could sell his soul to remain beautiful while the painting
Every time I write about people who belie the term "disabled" by doing the exact thing they are not supposed to be able to do, I am delighted to run across more stories that prove that point
Oh, how I wish this were real. I would very much buy Smell of Books™, available in five signature fragrances (three of which are shown above).
Reading today about the Audi A2 concept car unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show provoked an invitingly distracting mid-day thought experiment about cars of the future.
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For Think Thursday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, think of today's puzzle as a numeric cryptogram.
An Immune System Trained to Kill Cancer.
In 1894, Milton Snavely Hershey founded the Hershey Company.
I wrote about Daniel Johnston in a Late Movies post two weeks ago, pointing to some of my favorite performances by him.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
On September 14, 1985, The Golden Girls premiered on NBC. Twenty-six years later, we have lost all of the show's stars except America's sweetheart, Betty White.
A few years ago, a poll found that 58 percent of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real person (meanwhile, 47 percent thought that Richard the Lionheart was not).
If you're a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm and you watched the season finale this past sunday night, you might have noticed a mental_floss cameo appearance.