TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
If you’re looking for an excuse to host an impromptu Monday get-together, why not throw a birthday bash for America's last bearded president? Today happens to be Benjamin Harrison’s 179th.
There’s a reason it’s called Death Valley.
The Good, the Bad, and the Jedi
Star Wars posters are given a spaghetti western twist.
Jon Daly = John Daly
The hilarious comedian Jon Daly is slowly morphing into famous golfer/gambler/part
The media is often criticized for showing violent and disturbing imagery.
With record-breaking temperatures sprouting up everywhere this summer, there’s no better time to cool off with a nice refreshing milkshake.
Eugenol, the active ingredient in clove oil, is the culprit. Clove oil has been used to numb toothache pain since Medieval times.
“I Don’t Like Mondays”
Written by Bob Geldof (1979)
Originally sung by The Boomtown Rats
It may be the catchiest murder ballad of all time.
Good luck solving today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge:
Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down
Back to School Boot Camp. Pay attention: do not eat paste, and do not take your pants off.
Fight Songs: Eleven Great Musician-Politician Campaign Feuds.
This week, Nintendo released "New" Super Mario Bros. 2. But "Old" Super Mario Bros. 2 isn't what you think it is.
An interesting article as the NFL season starts to rev up about why it's getting harder and harder to watch and support football.
"How does light look in slow motion?" asks Ramesh Raskar in this brief TED Talk, demonstrating his "femto-photography," a slow motion technique that achieves one trillion frames pe
The World Mobile Phone Throwing Championship took place yesterday in the small town of Savonlinna, Finland.
Franklin statue image via Shutterstock
In the 1750s and 60s, Great Britain and France waged war in North America for colonial domination of the continent.
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