Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
What Everyone Needs to Know About College and Privacy.
While the origins of Festivus are a little murky — Seinfeld? The father of a Seinfeld writer? The ancient Romans?
On December 12, 1531, the Virgin Mary, the story goes, appeared on the cloak of a peasant named Juan Diego. Today, the image that appeared on the cloak is popularly known as the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this week.
Last week we announced that we're giving away a BRAND NEW FORD FIESTA in NYC through a special QR code hunt a week from today. But what on earth is a QR code?
I enjoy learning about cities that got creative with their official symbols. For example, the plastic pink flamingo is the official bird of Madison, WI.
We're loading up the RV and taking the Mental Floss Trivia Show on the road to beautiful Durham, North Carolina! It's true. This Monday, Feb.
Each year since 2001, Google releases its Zeitgeist summary, showing various lists of top search terms.
The holiday season seems like prime time for new engagements, but have you ever wondered why brides-to-be receive diamond engagement rings? Let’s dig around for some
Calendars are a popular Christmas gift for friends and relatives who already "have everything", because you need a different calendar every year. And these are certainly different!
Bookstores come in all shapes and sizes, but these 10 featured by WebEcoist are some of the world's coolest locations for selling books. All ten places featured are repurposed buildings and tran
In today's Brain Game, the three definitions that follow apply to three different 8-letter words that are anagrams of one another (meaning they use the same letters of the alphabet).
It wasn't so many years ago that movies like Toy Story were absolutely cutting-edge, and it was hard to imagine how such slick animation could've been produced by a computer.
TIME magazine lists The Top 10 Everything of 2010.
We talked about Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album last week. It’s where the gem “What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb)” comes from.