There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
This week we're running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology.
A few years ago, a poll found that 58 percent of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real person (meanwhile, 47 percent thought that Richard the Lionheart was not).
If you're a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm and you watched the season finale this past sunday night, you might have noticed a mental_floss cameo appearance.
It doesn’t matter what country you live in, you’ve undoubtedly encountered your share of American junk foods.
Here's a video game (a sort of ultra-simplified Super Mario Bros) made using paper, some motorized rollers, a speaker, a knob, a cardboard box, and an intriguing little circuit board thingy calle
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Good luck with today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game:
The blanks in each of the following words can be filled with some combination of the letters A, B, C, D,
Vladimir Putin, Action Man.
I was driving to work the other day when I spotted the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile parked across the street. I actually turned the car around to get a picture of it.
Last week, I rounded up some songs about guys named Johnny. And then, the awesome members of the Mental Floss community did what they do best: suggested tons more!
A promising series of tests of a new antiviral drug has researchers so jazzed up about its potential success that they're throwing around wild mythology-inspired comparisons to herald its ingenio
I've been hearing Will Shortz on NPR for years, doing the Sunday puzzle.
In my ongoing attempt to keep you up-to-date with the coolest Web sites going live each month, today I'm writing about Foodiacs.com.
The United States Department of Agriculture's food guide pyramid and its successor, MyPyramid, have been helping Americans make healthy, balanced dietary decisions since 1992.
This week we're running a special series by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology. Check back each day for a new installment!
August 29, 1857.