In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
Wikipedia has been around for 10 years! Happy Birthday. You know what this means, of course: it's time for a retrospective of this unique American achievement.
The Duck Hunt gun, officially called the NES Zapper, seems downright primitive next to today's technology. But in the late '80s, it filled plenty of young heads with wonder.
I didn't watch the movie The Titanic for ten years because I already knew how it ended: the boat sank. Which is what makes the idea for a sequel that much sillier.
Every year, Forbes analyzes the net worth of really rich people – really rich people who don’t actually exist. In the past, Uncle Sam and Scrooge McDuck have been the highest rollers.
Dogs aren't allowed in the Louvre?! We'd be offended if so much of the art inside didn't revolve around our canine
As the father of a 16-month old – and another bundle of joy due next month – my wife and I are constantly on the lookout for clever baby products that might provide our son(s) with positive experience
Google is holding a science fair online! If you're from 13-18 years old, and work either alone or in a team or two or three, you can enter.
Leave it to Vice Magazine to dirty up what is otherwise the most straight-laced and coma-inducing genre of writing imaginable: reviews of classical music albums.
Nothing could prepare Jeopardy! champ, author and regular mental_floss magazine columnist Ken Jennings for the battle he's about to face.
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.
Seattle Superhero Suffers Broken Nose
Phoenix Jones wears a mask and a superhero costume when patrolling the streets of Seattle, but does not have Superman's shield of invulnerability.
I've always found the art of pulp fiction novels to be simply fascinating.
Thanks for trying the Friday Free-For-All. This does it for the mental_floss Brain Game this week; it will return again on Monday. Enjoy!
Meet Adrian. She likes chocolate, but not peppermint.
Carl Zimmer's list of banned words for beginning science writers. Wonderful idea: leave the jargon in class and just tell us what happens.
5 New Ways to Tie a Tie.
In any argument about frivolous lawsuits, someone will bring up “that woman who sued McDonald’s over the hot coffee and won four ba-jillion dollars.” Let’s take a closer look at 1994’s Liebeck v.