Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
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In February 1969, Johnny Cash had a party at his house in Hendersonville, TN.
What were your favorite literary characters intended to look like? Casting directors will have their own ideas that sometimes do (and many times don't) add up with what we imagined in our minds.
© Peter Iovino/altafilms/handout/dpa/CorbisIn The Artist, George Valentin is a silent movie star who stubbornly refuses to change with the times and embrace talking pictures.
What do hamsters eat? According to these videos at YouTube, they'll eat almost anything, and they never stop being adorable while doing it!
Last month we discussed some of the strange ways people entertained themselves before television. Here are five more examples.
Your Before-They-Were-Famous-Authors Fact of the Day (via @mental_floss): Years before she published The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins wrote for several Nickelodeon shows, including Clarissa Explains
© Chris Williams/Icon SMI/CorbisBasketball and hockey coaches wear business suits on the sidelines. Football coaches wear team-branded shirts and jackets and often ill-fitting pleated khakis.
mental_floss has a talent for producing spectacularly successful writers. And no, I'm not just talking about my own immense wealth and power*.
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During the first lines of Annie Hall, Alvy Singer explains his failed relationships with women through an old joke he attributes to Groucho Marx a
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On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
If you've seen the Hindenburg before, it's likely only the film of it crashing and burning -- "Oh, the humanity!" and all that.
From a Millennium Falcon bed to a mousetrap bed (which just might be my favorite on the list!), here's 15 beds that will keep you up at night wishing you had cooler sleeping arrangements.
Chuck Norris May Connect Austria and Slovakia
It looks like people wanting to pass between Slovakia and Austria in the future may have to cross Chuck Norris to do it.
We asked the same question about the NBA a few months back, but today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge focuses on that "other" winter team sport: hockey.