There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
There are so many books that have been retitled (usually with much better names), I couldn’t just stop at the 10-10-10 list.
Pass the mic and prepare for the worst. Here we have 10 awkward speeches, broken interviews, and impromptu rants by celebrities and public officials.
Hey Birmingham Flossers! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 12th at 7pm. The mental_floss Trivia Show is coming to Cantina on 29th Street in Birmingham. (Check out the map to get
Here are 10 historical performance enhancers that put the ‘dope’ in
In the early 1980s, the Children’s Television Workshop was sued for $5.5 million by the owners of the Beatles catalogue, who said the song “Letter B” (performed by the Sesame Street Beetles) was too s
I suffer from dystychiphobia, the fear of accidents. It's pretty intense.
Artist/animator/filmmaker Dan Hanna has been photographing himself every day from two angles, for roughly 19 years (he started in 1991).
Most people have some passing familiarity with Norse mythology and legend. Even the days of our modern week are named after its gods and goddesses.
October 10th was the birthday of Ed Wood, Jr. – the quirky filmmaker frequently referred to as the worst director of all time. But that moniker really sells him short.
Doogie Horner may be the world's only stand-up comedian / book designer, and he pretty durn good at both.
"...boom, there are all these wildcatters and roughnecks throwing up the Stars and Stripes on little mounds of manure all over the world." A fascinating look at American imperialism, the Gua
Looks like our little party is going to spill into 10.11.10.
We're 18 stories into our 10.10.10 extravaganza, and there are plenty more 10 lists to come.
We just looked at 10 famous films that might be lost forever. But there's hope! Here are 10 famous films that were missing before magically turning up.
1. The first version of John
There’s a long list of classic (or at least, significant) movies that might never be seen again: major films starring some of the most popular stars of the silent cinema; Saved from the Titanic (1912)
Remember when your high school summer reading list included Atticus, Fiesta, and The Last Man in Europe? You will once you see what these books were renamed before they hit