Alaska is so big that you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it.
The San Diego County Fair is a delightfully disgusting romp through the bounds of gluttony.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Beautiful and magical mathematical music - artists compose a lovely melody assigning notes within the C major scale to numbers to find out what Tau sounds like.
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We're spending the weekend at the beach, and for the last three weeks, I've been getting my daughter pumped for an all-day sandcastle building adventure.
When you’re a kid, the Fourth of July is devoted to finding a bigger, louder, awesome-r way to blow things up in a celebration of freedom.
I'll kick things off with an unlikely war hero by the name of Sergeant Stubby. Unlikely because … he was a dog!
The inventor of Silly Putty probably didn’t find the substance that silly.
Before Canada Day is over, let's send out a video tribute to our friends to the north. Canadians are known for their pride, hospitality, and sense of humor. Especially their sense of humor.
So here's something you probably didn't know: If you're ever in a pinch for a microphone, to record something quickly when the quality doesn't really matter, you can always use a p
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, which means we're in for some lectures about fireworks safety.
Got some time to kill and an internet connection? You've got hoaxes! The Hoax Archive (aka Museum of Hoaxes) catalogues historical hoaxes by both date and category.
Having grown up in Florida, I can attest to the fact that there's a lot of weird stuff hiding in the undergrowth out there.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Heart Attack Lecture Interrupted by Heart Attack
Dr. William Phillips, a cardiologist in Lewiston, Maine, gave a lecture on heart disease at a building near the Central Maine Medical Center.
About 9 months ago, Kara and I composed a lunchtime quiz about the 2011 Chevrolets but realized that we never evened the score with a puzzle about Ford.