The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
This month Mental Floss is releasing our brand new book, The Mental Floss History of the United States.
Ever since the first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840, there have been stamp collectors. And for almost as long, there have been stamp forgers.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert BOAT into LAKE in the fewest steps possible.
The 80 million people of the Baby Boom generation are both blamed and credited for the way America is today.
Sea otters have up to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch of skin.
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Reggie Watts is an entertainer with something for everyone, but what's weird is that he's awesome at everything he does.
Today happens to be the anniversary of the day Sara Jane Moore tried to take President Ford out in 1975, so we're revisiting an old post on assassinations.
At the age of 45, Anne Rowling died from complications of multiple sclerosis (MS). Her daughter, J.K.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
Christien Meindertsma followed an individual pig through its life and death, to see where all the parts of the pig ended up.
• First thing's first: a raspberry is a bramble, or any plant belonging to the fierce-sounding genus Rubus. Raspberries are cousins with other bramble fruits, including blackberries.
Washington wasn’t always the old, white-haired patriarchal Founding Father we know and love. At six feet three inches, the young Washington had the ladies of pre-Revolutionary Virginia swooning.
Sure, you know the Swedish Chef, Kermit, Miss Piggy and Beaker. Who doesn’t? But what about some of the more obscure Muppets?
By Maggie Koerth-Baker
Economists do it with spreadsheets and charts. Architects favor balsa wood. But when a biologist needs a model, it's gotta be alive.
Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy!
Place the following words into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.