Engineers use potatoes to test the in-flight Wi-Fi. The potatoes are used as human stand-ins because they absorb the signals in the same way as people do.
I wrote about James Burke's classic science show Connections way back in May, 2008. As I wrote then: "Connections was a documentary series produced for the BBC in 1978.
• Whether it came from the turn-of-the century prison system, the 1893 World's Fair or the Chili Queens of San Antonio (or from traditional dishes prepared by Mexicans living in the Southwest), c
As we lead up to the QR Code Hunt next week in New York City where you will have a chance to win a brand new Ford Fiesta, I wanted to write some more about how the contest will work and how QR codes w
Deep under the streets of the New York are miles and miles of abandoned subway tunnels.
With focus on the use of the language, what specific trait do the following three three entries have in common?
Here is the SOLUTION.
What Everyone Needs to Know About College and Privacy.
While the origins of Festivus are a little murky — Seinfeld? The father of a Seinfeld writer? The ancient Romans?
On December 12, 1531, the Virgin Mary, the story goes, appeared on the cloak of a peasant named Juan Diego. Today, the image that appeared on the cloak is popularly known as the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this week.
Last week we announced that we're giving away a BRAND NEW FORD FIESTA in NYC through a special QR code hunt a week from today. But what on earth is a QR code?
I enjoy learning about cities that got creative with their official symbols. For example, the plastic pink flamingo is the official bird of Madison, WI.
We're loading up the RV and taking the Mental Floss Trivia Show on the road to beautiful Durham, North Carolina! It's true. This Monday, Feb.
Each year since 2001, Google releases its Zeitgeist summary, showing various lists of top search terms.
The holiday season seems like prime time for new engagements, but have you ever wondered why brides-to-be receive diamond engagement rings? Let’s dig around for some
Calendars are a popular Christmas gift for friends and relatives who already "have everything", because you need a different calendar every year. And these are certainly different!