About one in every 4 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.
Though most famous in New York City, Shakespeare in the Park has fans all over the world.
Every time we read printed material, we’re interacting with a font. It’s easy to take them for granted, but every typeface has an inventor and a story. Let’s take a look at the origins of five common
IKEA, which sells products in more than 35 different countries, had the brilliant idea to create wordless, graphical instructions for all their products, thus enabling people all over the world to bui
The set in "The Shining" appears to be intentionally designed to confuse and freak out viewers, through subtle "impossible and illusionary designs used by Kubrick to disorientate the vi
When it comes to the way people use the English language, I've got a pantload of pet peeves.
You knew Johnny Cash could sing, but you’re probably less familiar with his dramatic output. Let’s rectify that.
While the only ceiling art most people are familiar with is the famous mural on the Sistine Chapel, it's certainly not the only ceiling worth a look.
If my calculations are correct - and I'm not certain they are - today's Brain Game is the 777th one we've published here at mentalfloss.com.
NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer captured a stunning shot of the M101, a.k.a.
In need of content during the 2007-2008 Writer's Guild of America strike, comedians Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O'Brien created an elaborate faux feud to attract viewers, which c
We're pretty used to our instantaneous communications these days, aren't we? We get mad when an email takes too long to send or if a page takes more than five seconds to load.
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I can announce one more stop on our Mental Floss Trivia Show tour—we're headed for Indianapolis! Save the date: Thursday, September 1st.
Pack the jerky, a few friends, and maybe a few extra hundreds for those hefty gas prices. ‘Tis the season for summer road trips!
If you're like me, _flossers, you spend a lot of time online wishing you had more time to read longer pieces, or, alternately, that there was less to read.
In this 1975 AT&T film, five female AT&T engineers are profiled. The film starts with male attitudes towards women working as engineers.