Obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.
Some movie-makers make the extra effort to find a spooky location to go with a nightmarish tale. Although not all of these places are haunted, they look like they could be!
Starbucks may hold the unofficial record for world's most expensive cup of coffee, but it is fortunes away from being the most expensive food or drink item on a menu.
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.
This might not be the time for the birds and the bees talk, but sometimes, when a man and a woman love each other, they have sex—but they don’t always do it to make a baby.
Despite urban legends claiming that waking a sleepwalker will send them into shock or give them a heart attack, it’s pretty much harmless.
are six Oscar winners who wouldn’t fall under most definitions of a professional actor at the time they won an Academy Award.