Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.
The Periodic Table of the Elements is a wonderful aid in understanding chemistry, if you understand the reasons the elements are sorted the way they are.
Thanks for playing the mentalfloss.com Brain Game today. This Tuesday Test Time offers you anagrams of the names of five celebrities, living or dead, each of whom share the same last name.
A recovering Star Wars fan goes through the five stages of grief. There's hope that eventually all fans will reach the level of acceptance. (via Buzzfeed)
It was a little over 30 years ago (May 13, 1981) that Pope John Paul II survived an assassination attempt that came dangerously close to claiming his life.
It's become a kind of meme on YouTube of late: projects in which people document themselves over long periods of time and then compress the footage -- or series of stills -- so that their aging,
While Liberace’s talents on the ivory keys made him famous, it was his showmanship that made him one of the world's highest-paid entertainers throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies.
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The head of the International Monetary Fund was recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper in New York City.
In this five-minute standup clip, comedian Dan Telfer displays an almost disturbingly complete knowledge of dinosaurs, as he challenges his audience to figure out what is the best dinosaur.
I've always thought that smells were one of the strongest indicators of place -- the beach smells of tangy salt; my high school smelled, oddly, of undercooked potatoes; certain streets in my neig
I have had a theory for a long time that people, consciously or unconsciously, change their accents depending on who we are talking to and what we are talking about.
The Brain Game kicks off another week here at mentalfloss.com. Today's Monday Math Square is a bit unusual, in that five of the six calculations result in the number 2.
The Lazarus File. A 1986 murder was solved 23 years later as DNA technology caught up with an unlikely suspect.
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Do you fear an NFL lockout because it may deprive you of a 2012 Puppy Bowl?
It feels good to be back, Flossers! I did enjoy my trip though - in fact, I found you a little ride along video.