Pepsi-Cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink.”
When We Tested Nuclear Bombs. See a series of photographs from the 2,000 nuclear tests performed since 1945. (via Metafilter)
IKEA manuals for various science fiction universes.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Disney produced a documentary promoting nuclear power in 1957 called Our Friend the Atom. It has been shown in countless high school science classes since then.
Because sometimes feet and seconds just won't do.
Kids weigh in on the recent death of Osama Bin Laden! Very
"Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear gives you lots o' hugs, and lots o' love, and lots o' fun, no matter where you are." -Narrator, faux 1983 commercial for Lots-o'-Huggin
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.
Over at Fast Company there's a slideshow of incredible dollhouse interiors, all designed by a Santa-Claus-lookin' Frenchman who operates somewhere between the world of Franz Kafka and that o
If they made a map filled with all of the film characters associated with my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, it would contain an image of Nick Nolte from the obscure 1984 film Teachers (Filmed in Columbus
Man Reports Incorrect Change to Police
Dexter White of North Charleston, South Carolina paid a drug dealer $60 for crack cocaine, but says he only received $20 worth.
A Mother’s Prayer for Her Child by Tina Fey. Amen.
In a project called Scitweets, Maia Weinstock enshrined your favorite internet scientists, science bloggers, and science journalists in Lego!
Sometimes the characters we don't see end up having the most impact… and sometimes they're just a good running joke for a sitcom.
All right, it's late on Thursday, which means one thing: another series of songs for you to guess the theme!
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, this week seemed like a great time to give a tip of our caps to stay-at-home moms, including these four who used clever ideas to become business moguls.
Time to settle up our Six-Word Fact contest! The following people have all won mental_floss t-shirts. (Except Josh, who's married to one of our researchers.