Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.
Image credit: Duke.eduThere was a time when almost every university student was a sophomore. Well, a sophister, to be exact, but that’s where the word “sophomore” originated.
Installment #37: As September 1912 drew to an end, the Balkan Peninsula was hurtling towards war.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
“It was in the month of February, 1814, that I obtained the first sight of this noble bird, and never shall I forget the delight which it gave me.”
That’s John James Audubon, t
Making it in Hollywood is a tough game. For every success story, there are a thousand failures. A vast majority of hopefuls understand the odds and still choose to go for it.
I’m Gonna Pass on the Face Yeast Beer
This brewery is going to start making beer with yeast they harvested from their brewmaster’s bearded face.
It’s Just Your Common, Everyday Nazi Space Roc
Every country has eerie tales of monsters from hundreds, or even thousands, of years ago.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Because being a secret agent isn’t cool enough, spymasters tend to build elaborate headquarters buildings with really great nicknames.
The road to 50 states was littered with wannabes who couldn't wait to declare themselves—but never quite got to full statehood.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday is a classic puzzle included in Robert Tocquet's 1957 book The Magic of Numbers (2+2=4).
The Three Biggest Lies About College Admission. They may have been valid rules in the past, but the college game has changed a lot in the past few years.
“The dream of a great poet.”
“A fairy tale.”
“Moving crust disease and wandering pole plague.”
In the early 20th cent
There are many examples of traditions that build camaraderie in the military, but few are as well-respected as the practice of carrying a challenge coin—a small medallion or token that signifies a per
You've probably heard by now that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has a new book releasing this week, and it is definitely not for children.