The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
We're getting closer to the future, so where's your hoverboard?
Most of us will spend a great deal of real money on video games, wherein we can spend a great deal of fictional money—only for much cooler things that are more likely to explode.
It's pretty remarkable that today is Larry David's 65th birthday, because he's been acting like a cranky senior citizen for decades.
Picture an atom. Now picture that atom getting excited. Maybe its birthday is coming up. Anyway, when an atom or a molecule gets excited, its electrons' energy levels go up.
The Internet Doesn’t Want You To Miss One Single Second
You’ve wasted hundreds, thousands, tens-of-thousands, probably hundreds-of-thousands of precious seconds on the internet (not the time you'
On October 20, 1979, Andy Kaufman made his ninth appearance on Saturday Night Live. Previous audiences had laughed at his oddball routines that tread the line between comedy and performance art.
Now let's watch what happens when you take a blob of mercury and subject it to different audio frequencies. Spoiler alert: the mercury forms geometric shapes and appears to dance.
When an Apple programmer’s project got canceled, he didn’t despair. He just kept sneaking into the office until the program was finished.
This week, we're remembering some of our classic mentalfloss.com Brain Game entries from years past. Monday's challenge: Playin' With Your
The streets of Newcastle, England were not only inundated by rain, but also invaded by a Dalek, ingeniously disguised as a garbage bin.
The Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of Janet Jack
Here's a gem for your next round of barstool trivia: a recent study shows that people who have a couple drinks solve brainteasers faster—and get more correct answers—than
As far as fast food founders go, Wendy’s Dave Thomas and KFC’s Colonel Harland Sanders are among the most famous. And when Thomas was just starting out, they were co-workers.
Gary Oldman speaks out against a very dangerous trend - athletes turning into actors! Fun fact: they had to shoot this an additional three times because he kept making the basket at the end.
Have you ever wanted to speed across a bridge that’s half a mile long and 13 stories in the air, pretending you’re in Tron? Yeah, me too.
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