In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
You don't have to put too much thought into a beer to be able to enjoy it, but that doesn't mean a little bit of history can't make things more interesting.
The future holds such wonder and promise, such inspiration and hope at what we, as humans, can accomplish. Tonight for the Late Movies, we look at a few of these inventions.
Legend has it that on July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell rang out to summon Philadelphians to hear the first official reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The pageviews have been counted! With six months in the books, here are the 12 most popular mentalfloss.com stories of the year (so far).
Here's someone playing a Super Mario Bros "speedrun" (running through the entire game as quickly as possible), but the video of the speedrun has been composited onto the wall of a real-
I'm planning a trip back East and will be hitting my first Indian Reservation casino, which got me thinking: I know nothing about their history at all!
I picked the very first ripe tomato from my garden yesterday. It wasn't even big enough to cover a sandwich with a slice. There are much larger green tomatoes that will, whenever they ripen.
This is a special message for bookstore owners, proprietors of toy stores, and people who run those mall kiosks that sell board games and calendars—I need to pick your
Just because you don't know anything about construction and haven't gotten any permits doesn't mean you can't build your own castle.
I have a routine every morning... I go to Seattle's Best at my local Borders to get a cup of coffee, and upon receiving it, I say thanks.
Andy Warhol's 1964 film Empire, which contains no plot or dialog and is entirely comprised of a stationary shot of the Empire State Building, is roughly 485 minutes long.
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Sam Kean is starting a series of posts on the periodic table of elements, meaning he is writing a separate post about each of about two-dozen of the most interesting elements.
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"Ceremony" is among the best-known songs by the band Joy Division, although it was made famous by New Order -- a band which was effectively the remnants of Joy Division, minus its deceased s
Did our U.S. readers enjoy some fireworks last weekend? We didn't - they got rained out.