In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
Sunday brought the news that Lonesome George, the very last Pinta Island tortoise, had died.
We’ve all found something that we thought might be worth a lot of money. We have not all been fortunate enough to stumble across anything actually worth a fortune.
Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos means "whoever owns the soil, it is theirs up to Heaven and down to Hell."
Death By Vegetable
All that talk about vegetables being good for you and helping you fend off death may be true.
In 1992, Nickelodeon assembled items important to the kids of the day, put them in a big orange time capsule, and buried it in front of Nickelodeon Studios in Universal Studios.
Photo circa 2008 courtesy of Joanna J., used by Creative Commons license.
In 1975, construction began on a high-rise building in the center of Kraków, Poland.
In the early 1880s, Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck of Germany had a problem. Marxist unrest was spreading across Europe and some of his own countrymen were calling for socialist reforms.
Today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge is the first of the summer.
NASA's Mars probe Curiosity is scheduled to land on the red planet on August 6th.
Installment #23: In the 19th century, European statesmen came to share an amoral (some would say cynical) view of geopolitics, in which international relations were based solely on the size and streng
LOLcats and other funny animal pics weren't born with the Internet; they've been around since the end of the 19th century. Here are some of the early photographs that inspired
Most of the United States has been in a devastating heat wave this week (also I've been watching the Euros taking place in Poland and Ukraine and it seems there are very high temperatures there n
If you take regular sand and expose it to trimethylsilanol vapor (ahem, (CH3)3SiOH for the chemists in the crowd), the sand becomes hydrophobic -- literally meaning "water-fearing." The res
For many, summer camp means a week sleeping in a cabin that doubles as a sweat lodge, spider-infested communal showers, and swimming in a scummy pond.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you