At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.
Picture an atom. Now picture that atom getting excited. Maybe its birthday is coming up. Anyway, when an atom or a molecule gets excited, its electrons' energy levels go up.
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You’ve wasted hundreds, thousands, tens-of-thousands, probably hundreds-of-thousands of precious seconds on the internet (not the time you'
On October 20, 1979, Andy Kaufman made his ninth appearance on Saturday Night Live. Previous audiences had laughed at his oddball routines that tread the line between comedy and performance art.
Now let's watch what happens when you take a blob of mercury and subject it to different audio frequencies. Spoiler alert: the mercury forms geometric shapes and appears to dance.
When an Apple programmer’s project got canceled, he didn’t despair. He just kept sneaking into the office until the program was finished.
This week, we're remembering some of our classic mentalfloss.com Brain Game entries from years past. Monday's challenge: Playin' With Your
The streets of Newcastle, England were not only inundated by rain, but also invaded by a Dalek, ingeniously disguised as a garbage bin.
The Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of Janet Jack
Here's a gem for your next round of barstool trivia: a recent study shows that people who have a couple drinks solve brainteasers faster—and get more correct answers—than
Long before he was Biggie-sizing your burger and Frosty order, Wendy's founder Dave Thomas worked for Colonel Sanders.
Gary Oldman speaks out against a very dangerous trend - athletes turning into actors! Fun fact: they had to shoot this an additional three times because he kept making the basket at the end.
Have you ever wanted to speed across a bridge that’s half a mile long and 13 stories in the air, pretending you’re in Tron? Yeah, me too.
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In this eight-minute video, MythBuster Adam Savage describes the construction of a replica Indiana Jones bullwhip.
Whether you loved or loathed Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show Newsroom, there is no denying that the art of the Sorkinism is alive and well.
"You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out,
You put your right foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey,
And you turn it all around,
That's what it