The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, WI.
1. Traumatic Birth
Born on December 12, 1915, in a Hoboken, New Jersey, apartment, Francis Albert Sinatra was blue and not breathing when he was yanked out of his mother with forceps.
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.
With a career catalog jam-packed with classics like Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest, The 39 Steps and dozens of others, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most celebrated and revered film directors of
We're thankful they took the time to write.
If you've got a nagging 'Q' and no 'U' to go with it, perhaps one of these words will help.
Police and Zookeepers Chase Papier Mâché Rhino
The Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, holds annual escaped animal drills for zookeepers and emergency responders.
Here's today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge.
From rockin’ ghouls to rollin’ truckers, here are 11 unforgettable novelty songs.
1. “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park” (1959)
Written and Performed by Tom Lehrer
Russian scientists have finally broken through to Lake Vostok, after twenty years of drilling through two miles of Antarctic ice.
Van Halen is back! Featuring David Lee Roth and three Van Halens, the band has reunited for a North American tour, and their new record was released just three days ago.
Welcome to the 40th installment of the hit that's sweeping the nation: Guess The Theme!
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Former mental_floss writers John and Hank Green have started a new nerdy thing on YouTube, and it's pretty great: Crash Course is a series of educational videos covering World History (John) and
The team over at smosh.com likes useless flyers. I have to admit, I do too! I've combed through a bunch of their posts for you and present to you now, my 12 favorites...
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On the 11th day of each month, we post (roughly) 11 '11 lists' on various topics throughout the day.