TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
Shortly after midnight on March 3, 1991, plumbing company manager George Holliday was awakened by the sound of police sirens screaming outside of his Lake View Terrace apartment building.
Today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge is full of nines (with a three thrown in for good measure).
Obsolete media technology is still a collection of data that can be retrieved. Watch as reel-to-reel tape is played with a credit card reader and an iPod Touch.
Twenty years after the L.A.
Image from the Patent and Trademark Museum.
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A few years ago, we asked some of our favorite mental_floss writers to send us their favorite dad-related facts and stories for our newsletter. Here are 15 you can use around the grill
The New Yorker had a great article out this week about bias studies, the results of which are pretty fascinating (and go against my natural Woody Allen-esque neurotic introspection).
Do lemmings really jump off cliffs? Are "daddy longlegs" the deadliest spiders, but with fangs too small to hurt you? Do dogs only see in black-and-white?
Bob Dylan's first national TV appearance came in March of 1963 on a program called "Folk Songs, and More Folk Songs!" He performed three songs, including "Man of Constant Sorrow,&
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
The Guardian put out a fantastic article earlier this week about why our food is making us fat.
Happy Bloomsday!! If you're not a James Joyce aficionado (or if you don't celebrate obscure holidays), June 16 is the day all of the events in Joyce's Ulysses take place.
In 1963, 16-year-old Bruce McAllister mailed a four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work. Here’s what they had to say.
A pipe organ sounds so important, so majestic, so ...big.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.