Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
While researching the tale of Mercy Brown for the Cemetery Stories post, I read that she was the only accused vampire ever exhumed in the United States.
Here's a quick-and-dirty mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge. Enjoy!
What's the final number in this sequence?
8795, 29, 11, ?
Here is the SOLUTION.
Why Our Brains Love Horror Movies. The more you know, the more pleasure you can squeeze out of this weekend's offerings.
Here are some behind the scenes photos from a 1947 live horror show.
Khan Academy provides free instructional videos (among many other things) for K-12 kids to learn about a variety of topics (the site currently boasts a library of over 2,600 videos!).
Every October, we indulge in a month-long horrorfest at our house.
I consider myself a computer geek -- I'm comfortable with that. But today I'm having a new feeling: apparently I'm a thermostat geek.
The name Wylie Gustafson might not ring any bells for you, but trust me, you know him.
Back in the mid ‘90s, Gustafson was just your average, everyday yodeler making a living in Los Angeles.
Modifications to your standard computer chassis, or console cases as they're called in the video game industry, has been elevated to an artform. But don't take my word for it.
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).
Here's a new Short Spell challenge for Wednesday Wordplay here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck!
ONE of the five words in the following list is misspelled.
Twelve years after the fact, two families found out that their babies were switched at birth. This turns out to happen relatively often in Russia.
The Lost Masterpiece.
I survived 13 years of Catholic relatively unscathed—I never had a nun hit me with a ruler (though I did have one tell me to leave for the Holy Spirit at a school dance).
PBS has been running a "Like" Drive on Facebook, and releasing some classic content online as rewards for reaching milestones.
Today is the 25th anniversary of Mookie Wilson's routine ground ball going through Bill Buckner's legs, forcing a Game Seven that the New York Mets would also win.