France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
If you made a film and it was set to premiere in a real movie theater, you’d probably assume that—worst case scenario—a handful of the people associated with making it (and maybe their friends and fam
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.
Attention, fellow David Foster Wallace nerds! Fellow DFW nerd band The Decemberists have released a new music video reenacting a game of Eschaton from DFW's novel Infinite Jest.
Marines To Ban Audible Farts In Afghanistan
Silence is golden. A new order for U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan bans audible farting.
Good luck with today's Friday Free-for-all challenge here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Using an old-style balancing scale, Chuck wants to be able to discern any weight from from 1 to 30
If you're unfamiliar with the rather otter-esque weasel above, allow me to introduce you to the tayra.
Pop-up books traditionally only belong in the kid's realm of the bookstore, but not all titles are so easily shelved away.
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It's time once again for GUESS THE THURSDAY NIGHT THEME. The clips below all have something in common...leave your best guesses in the comments section.
I completely missed out on Tuesday's earthquake. I was riding public transportation in Philadelphia and uncontrollable shaking is to be expected.
Hollywood is formulaic, as you all know. The three-act structure is so tried and true, few movies risk venturing out into untried territory.
Every now and again, a fellow _flosser texts me a question I just can't answer—either because I don't know the answer, or because of the medium's draconian character limit.
Self-proclaimed "recreational mathemusician" Vi Hart has posted an excellent short film explaining the science and mathematics of sound, frequency, and pitch.
When you see these names, you tend to say to yourself, "Does that mean what it sounds like?" In most cases, no.