Michael J. Fox’s middle name is Andrew.
Installment #50: In mid-December 1912, as Europe seemed to teeter on the edge of war, diplomats representing the Great Powers, the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire hurried to an international conf
I'm kind of nuts for the Muppets, so you can imagine my delight when I discovered John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together is available for our viewing pleasure on YouTube.
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By Jed LipinskiWhen an unsuspecting researcher followed a mysterious command on a 4chan board, he found himself drawn into a scavenger hunt that led him down the darkest corridors of the internet and
Will There Be A Barcode on the Tombstone?
The inventor of the omnipresent barcode recently died and his obituary is sort of odd.
The Future Is Now: Invisibility Cloaks
They’re real, and the
On August 6, 2012 the Curiosity rover made a successful touchdown on Mars.
Whether you end a letter or e-mail with it—or you recognize it from the end of each Gossip Girl episode—“Xoxo” is commonly known to refer to the phrase “Kisses and hugs.” But how did these two inconsp
Last week, the 3-mile-wide asteroid 4179 Toutatis flew by Earth—on December 12, Toutatis was 4.3 million miles from Earth; on December 13, it was about 4.4 million miles away.
After the first Christmas card was sent in 1843, Victorians eagerly embraced the new tradition. Here are just a few of the wonderfully weird cards we tracked down.
Enjoy today's new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge - and good luck!
Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations
Remembering the Victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.
You're probably familiar with the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church, a fringe religious group of anti-gay, anti-Semitic, anti-kindness-in-general people infamous for picketing at the funerals
On December 24, 1955, the red telephone at the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center started to ring.
Need a dose of tranquility? Watch this three-minute timelapse video shot in New York City's Central Park.
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