France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
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Mad Magazine, the subversive satire-laced magazine best known as the home of Alfred E.
Don’t freak out if your flatmate says he will be sure to knock you up in the morning.
Historically, dockworkers covered their hats with tar and let that harden to offer some protection against falling objects.
A couple of weeks ago, we sent out a call for pitches from college students who wanted to write for mental_floss—and we were flooded with excellent ideas.
The colored swirls indicate the tail end of Saturn's massive storm that occurred sometime between 2010 and 2011.
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Are your toys haunted?
What A Beautiful Day For A Mr.
If I say the name Jim Thorpe, most of you will probably think of the Native American baseball player/football player/Olympian.
In 1957, Monsanto demonstrated its vision for future housing, emphasizing one word: plastics.
Gravestone Decorations Have Neighbors' Names
A woman in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, set out temporary gravestones as Halloween decorations.
As co-host of MythBusters, Kari Byron deals with explosions, rocket sleds and general chaos all the time.
My dad always used to preface the dropping of an F-bomb or a tangent of creative profanity with a request that listeners “pardon his French.” Surely you’ve known people who do this too or seen it in m
Sure, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue isn't exactly the Amityville house, but that big, drafty mansion is one of the most haunted of houses in America.
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.
Say "hi" to young Jill, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
Hurricane Sandy is headed for the U.S. and Arctic air may bring in snow from the west.