At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
John Hay, Lincoln’s private secretary and assistant, was as devastated as the rest of the nation when his friend was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
Remember all those movies from the turn of the millennium where a giant comet or asteroid plummets toward Earth and threatens to destroy life as we know it?
Like most memes, you've either seen it everywhere you go on the internet, or you are totally unaware of it -until now.
Encephalartos woodii is the plant equivalent of Lonesome George, the world's last remaining giant Galapagos tortoise.
We've been putting the final touches on the next issue of mental_floss magazine (our July/August issue), so I haven't had time to put together a Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Brain Game f
What It's Like to Get a Breast Reduction, a major step that made a major difference in one young woman's life. One illustration is NSFW.
Roger Federer & Lleyton Hewitt go back and forth seemingly forever in this unbelievable tennis
Epic Rap Battle time! Who do you think would win in a match between Napoleon Bonaparte and Napoleon Dynamite?
You can probably deduce who John Lloyd Wright’s famous dad was.
Now that spring has sprung, you might be planning a weekend camping trip with your family or friends.
When Aztec emperor Montezuma wanted to set the mood for a special lady, he ate fistfuls of cacao beans.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
• First things first: Differently colored peppers are not different peppers at all! Typically, they signify various stages of growth and maturity.
As many as 115 acres of watermelon crop in the Jiangsu province of China have been lost due to the use of a growth accelerator called forchlorfenuron, which caused the fruit to grow so large that they
Recently I watched a great TV movie called "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher," (also a book) based on a creepy and scandalous Victorian murder of a young boy in an English manor.