In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
For thousands of years humans have been playing guitars, mostly in ill-fated attempts to overcome severe genetic disadvantages and impress members of the opposite sex.
When I think of big statues, I tend to think of the Statue of Liberty and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. In truth, though, those statues are positively dwarfed by some lesser-known statues.
by Mark S. Longo
Mascots. You gotta love ’em. England has its bulldog, Canada has the beaver, and America … well, America has a New York meat packer.
One of the great things about blogging for mental_floss is meeting people from all over the Web who have pantloads of talent.
As college students head back to class for the fall semester, many of them will take classes with professors who are well known within their fields.
Build Blog normally covers architecture and design, in their traditional, adult sense.
Next time you want to trip someone up in hangman, try using the word "jazz." Mathematician Jon McLoone used a computer simulation that helped him uncover that "jazz" is the hardest
Ever wondered how screenwriters do their thing? Lots of people have, and there's a whole genre of books out there devoted to helping up-and-comers understand the arcane art of movie-writing.
September is here, and right on schedule. When the month arrived, my trivial brain got right to work, wondering why September is the only month with two common abbreviations (Sep. and Sept.).
A "leap second" is a single second of time which is sometimes added into the Coordinated Universal Time in order to make it more accurately sync up with astronomical time.
You've heard moderate drinking is good for your health. Now evidence shows that heavy drinkers also outlive teetotalers.
Chemistry Lab Horror Stories.
If you've been checking out web videos in the past two years, it's a good bet that you've seen Simon's Cat, a video series by animator Simon Tofield featuring the adventures of a m
Giving a movie a blockbuster-sized budget doesn't always guarantee a blockbuster at the box office. Here are a few big-budget flops that left theatergoers cold.
1. Town and Country.
Reader Johnny Cat wrote in to ask about which Wikipedia entries have the highest incidences of false information in them.
So I've seen a tornado form, and, like an idiot, just stood there staring at it -- until it started moving towards me, at which point I ran, and felt the wind pushing at my back, until I was abou