Barry Manilow did not write his hit "I Write the Songs."
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
Installment #39: On this date in 1912, Montenegro declared war on the Ottoman Empire, opening the First Balkan War and moving Europe one step closer to the conflagration looming in 1914.
Kinetic typography, or "moving text," videos have become increasingly popular and have flourished on YouTube, where design students everywhere post their pet projects and school assignments.
In A Perfect World, Science Museums Wouldn’t Have to Advertise
But since it isn't and they do, you might as well make sure the advertisements are geeky and cool to show off your science smarts.
This morning, I got a great email from mental_floss reader (and friend of a friend) Erik Dresner about his experience on Jeopardy! that I had to share.