TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
A 1995 Newsweek editorial explains why shopping on the internet will never take off, websites will never influence elections, and newspapers are safe.
Suppressed by his own government and almost unknown in the West until the 1980s, today Czech animator and filmmaker Jan Švankmajer is one of the world's most celebrated animators, and can count T
When people with first name surnames (Aaron, Thomas, etc.) have a child and decide to basically name that child their surname for a first name as well, is it because they think it’s funny?
Spoiler alert: if you haven't seen 2007's There Will Be Blood, the video below is a massive spoiler -- in the best possible way.
Flickr has a great pool called Gee, That Looks Terrible! which features thousands scanned ads for food products and from recipe books from the 40s-70s.
When you think of the price of wine, you usually associate it with the age, right? Well, that’s only partly true, at least when it comes to some of the most expensive bottles ever sold.
If you’ve ever had the date on a cell phone, iPod, or computer software mysteriously switch to December 31, 1969, you may have thought it was simply random.
Finally you can own furniture that both peace lovers and war mongers can appreciate.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).
If you notice your flowers have a habit of drooping too quickly, Viagra could help keep the stems up.
In the early 1970s, millions of Americans bought and wore metal bracelets each inscribed with the name of one American who was missing in action or a POW in the Vietnam War.
The early bird gets big savings in the mental_floss store. This week, practically everything is 20% off — t-shirts, Law School in a Box, Split Decision, Freudian Slippers, and lots more.
Extra! Extra! "They're two of the most recognized and beloved characters in American culture -- Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.
I was busy trick-or-treating last Sunday and didn't post my weekly recap, so here's a look at the most read mentalfloss.com stories from the last two
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Apologies for this column being a day late, but I've been focused on doing my part to crank out the next issue of mental_floss magazine.