Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Happy Norwegian Constitution Day! In honor of the holiday, we're showcasing one of Norway's greatest (or at least most controversial) exports.
Talk about a great way to recycle, these 14 buildings are actually constructed from plastic bottles that likely would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.
Last week a bunch of you shared really interesting stories about movies filming in your area of the country.
In case you missed last week's post, my first novel is coming out June 7 and the beginning chapters are being made available online, one at a time.
Donald Trump’s rumored presidential candidacy has sparked fresh interest in the FCC’s equal-time rules. What would Trump’s candidacy mean for The Celebrity Apprentice?
The Periodic Table of the Elements is a wonderful aid in understanding chemistry, if you understand the reasons the elements are sorted the way they are.
Thanks for playing the mentalfloss.com Brain Game today. This Tuesday Test Time offers you anagrams of the names of five celebrities, living or dead, each of whom share the same last name.
A recovering Star Wars fan goes through the five stages of grief. There's hope that eventually all fans will reach the level of acceptance. (via Buzzfeed)
It was a little over 30 years ago (May 13, 1981) that Pope John Paul II survived an assassination attempt that came dangerously close to claiming his life.
It's become a kind of meme on YouTube of late: projects in which people document themselves over long periods of time and then compress the footage -- or series of stills -- so that their aging,
While Liberace’s talents on the ivory keys made him famous, it was his showmanship that made him one of the world's highest-paid entertainers throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies.
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The head of the International Monetary Fund was recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper in New York City.
In this five-minute standup clip, comedian Dan Telfer displays an almost disturbingly complete knowledge of dinosaurs, as he challenges his audience to figure out what is the best dinosaur.
I've always thought that smells were one of the strongest indicators of place -- the beach smells of tangy salt; my high school smelled, oddly, of undercooked potatoes; certain streets in my neig
I have had a theory for a long time that people, consciously or unconsciously, change their accents depending on who we are talking to and what we are talking about.