Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
This is supremely nerdy. Back away from the computer now if you're not up to the task. Are the normals gone yet? Good.
Friggatriskaidekaphobia (or paraskevidekatriaphobia) is the name for the fear of Friday the 13th.
I've been dropping not-so-subtle hints about my upcoming YA novel for weeks now, but the day is finally here when I can share a little of it!
The world hasn't been quite as funny since we lost John Candy in 1994.
Man Jailed for Tortilla Dough
Antonio Hernandez Carranza drove from Carson, California, to visit his sister in Johnson City, Tennessee. He missed an exit and ended up in Asheville, North Carolina.
I strive to use original creations whenever possible for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, but occasionally, I stumble upon an old challenge - often a visual one - that's worthy of reintroduction.
The Library of Congress has an extensive online collection of historic sound recordings going back over 100 years called National Jukebox.
Lawrence Peter Berra - you likely know him better as Yogi - is 86 today.
It's Thursday night, which means that it is time for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME!
Today's Strange Geographies post revisits a place I've been several times before -- the Salton Sea.
As the spring heats up, more and more of us will be slathering on sunscreen before heading outside to enjoy the weather. What SPF should we look for? And what does that number actually mean, anyway?
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So I'll go ahead and assume you're aware of King of Kong, the videogame documentary that chronicles an epic struggle to dominate the game of Donkey Kong.
Ditch the boring graduation robes this season and step out in style. This week, mental_floss t-shirts are just $14.90!