The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
Bargain bin recording artists are people, too. In the interest of balanced reporting, I hereby submit to you the very human stories behind some of those infamous photos.
Sure, you know your footballs, baseballs, tennis balls and basketballs. But what about the lesser-known balls? Let's take a closer look at some, er, odd balls now.
1. Jai Alai
Here's a beautifully photographed collection of timelapse shots from Arizona and Utah, created by one man (Dustin Farrell) using one camera (a Canon 5D Mark II -- hey, it's only a few thousa
Imagine wandering through the forest when all of a sudden you stumble upon a massive tree completely covered in coins dating back centuries. No, you haven't discovered a magical giving tree.
I was working on a quiz called "Bizarre Dissertation Title or Something We Made Up?" Actually, the title—and trying to find something better than "Something We Made Up?"—is as far
If you've ever felt like you could just reach up and touch the moon, you'll certainly appreciate Laurent Lavender's photos of people posing with the moon.
As promised a new Monday Math Square here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Enjoy!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
In 1959, Marine Corps pilot William Rankin was cruising at nine miles above the earth in an F-8 Crusader combat jet when something went wrong and he had to eject.
348 Photos of People Absolutely Losing Their S**t in Haunted Houses. (Thanks, Alex Segura!)
Despite being a writer, I have always been terrible at marking up poetry.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Get in the Halloween spirit by checking out the eerie sound of … a meteor shower!
The Smithsonian Magazine's blog has been filled with some pretty cool articles recently (ok, maybe cribbing
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Love wasn't always as simple as liking — and putting a ring on — it. Here's how the dating game has been played in various cultures over the years.
The Milwaukee Brewers just won their first playoff series since 1982. I just wanted to point out the M and B in their old logo.
Ub Iwerks was a Disney animator from the early days of the company. He first worked for Walt Disney in 1922, and created the character of Mickey Mouse.
In the sixty-six years since his death, Adolf Hitler has rightfully been used as a universal symbol for pure evil.