In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
In 1862, at the age of 15, Thomas Edison’s first job was selling newspapers at a train station near his home in Mount Clemens, Michigan.
Since 1789, Congress has approved 33 constitutional amendments. Twenty-seven of those amendments were eventually ratified and became part of the Constitution.
Cher's done a little bit of everything. She's blown up the pop charts, hosted a hit variety show, and even won an Oscar.
Every Friday, 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.
Woman Says Boyfriend Beat Her with a Cat
Police arrested 49-year-old Lasalle Davis in Hoboken, New Jersey Tuesday for domestic assault.
Congratulations to Lizzie and Ellen, wives of mentalfloss.com honchos Mangesh and Jason, both of whom had blessed events earlier this week.
In theory, an earthquake can actually measure 11, or even higher.
Jane Goodall arrived in Tanganyika in 1960 with no training but a lot of enthusiasm for studying chimpanzees.
In the 80s—a decade which I grow happier and happier I was mostly comatose during—it became fashionable for NFL teams to make delightfully cheesy team videos.
Some magazines have been around so long, we tend to forget there was a time when they were just fledgling start-ups.
Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, “How did the US states get their names?” This week, we’re tackling the origins and meaning of the names 10 states at a time.
Matthew Perry - the Commodore, not the Friend, caused a bit of a ruckus when he visited Japan in 1853.
Galco's Soda Pop Stop is a specialty store in Los Angeles that sells almost exclusively soda pop -- though there's also some candy and a deli counter tucked away in the back.
A few weeks ago we took a look at how 17 great American cities got their names.
Yesterday, we took a look at some of the symbolism behind various colors. If you missed it, be sure to check out part 1 right over here.
In that post, I revealed that blue was my favorite color.