Teddy Roosevelt's Historic Losing Streak Is Over

Scott Allen

After more than 500 losses, Teddy Roosevelt has finally won his first Presidents Race.

Don't Look Down! Messing with Visitors to the Space Needle

Jill Harness

If you were given the opportunity to create a piece of art that people from all over the world would see, what would it be?

6 Remarkable Police Animals

Jill Harness

We’ve seen bookstore cats, animals trained to sniff out bombs and heroic dogs, but now we're here to focus on animals who have served, or are currently serving, their local police departments. 1

Debate Prep: A Brief History of American Political Debates

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Your Favorite Authors Are Frauds: 6 Famous Ghostwriters

Stacy Conradt

It’s almost like learning the truth about Santa Claus: Once you know, it’s so obvious, but you're still a little heartbroken when you discover that your favorite author didn’t really pen most of

Attention College Scribes Who'd Like to Write for mental_floss...

Jason English

Years ago we had this thing called College Weekend, where we'd turn over to our college-going readers on occasional Saturdays and Sundays.

Why Are People Who Cross Picket Lines Called "Scabs"?

Matt Soniak

Last week, readers @amyh914 and @johnjaramillo13 were wondering about the origins of “scab” as an insult for people who cross picket lines.

Dr. Strangelove in Lego

Chris Higgins

So here's a bit of Dr. Strangelove re-done in Lego stop-motion. In these two clips, we enjoy two key scenes from the film.

Brain Game: I Feel Fine

A short and sweet puzzle for today's Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Hexaflexagon

Miss Cellania

How To Melt Your Brain With A Single Piece Of Paper. Vi Hart explains the hexaflexagon. * Shark vs. Octopus: now we finally know who wins.

11 Bizarre Old Contraptions That Promised to Improve Your Looks

Adrienne Crezo

1. Nose

The Late Movies: Oscar Monologues

Erica Palan

Yesterday, it was announced that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host this year's Academy Awards.

The Missing Links: Internet-Use Disorder

Colin Patrick

Tim Burton GIFs Galore Jack Skellington, Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, Pee-wee, Ichabod Crane and a slew of other characters from Burton’s iconic catalog, captured in moving

22 Fantastic Vintage Photos of People Taking Naps

Erin McCarthy

Sometimes, you just need a nap—no matter where you

10 Legendary Monsters of Europe

Miss Cellania

There are monsters all around us -or at least the legends of monsters. Last week we saw some of the monsters of Asia. Now here are some of the scariest monsters of Europe. 1.