Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
My father-in-law is a college professor. He teaches English and Drama, and in his many years behind the podium, he's seen -- and caught -- just about every form of cheating you can imagine.
"When pigs fly" is a term we all know that brings up a ridiculous picture. The phrase is akin to "when hell freezes over", meaning that something is not liable to happen -ever.
In 2008, the folks at LIFE got together with Google and made their extensive photo archives available to anyone browsing Google
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert BOXER into PUNCH in the fewest steps possible.
This guy makes a good living writing custom papers for college students, from admissions essays to graduate theses. Is this cheating or just another way to get ahead?
I'm not anti-product placement.
You guys may or may not know Hank Green -- 1/2 of the video-blog YouTube phenomenon Vlogbrothers, and the brother of John Green, novelist and former flosser.
It seems like once you're a celebrity, you can pursue any venture you want to whether you have the talent for it or not (Lauren Conrad, anyone?).
Board games — whether games of chance, skill, or a little of both — have been found in many human cultures dating back at least 5000 years.
Hey, Chicago Flossers: Just a quick reminder that we're bringing the (not yet) award-winning Mental Floss Trivia Show to the wonderful Goose Island Wrigleyville on Nov. 21st.
In recent months, we've been reminded of teen bullying and suicide as a rising problem in the U.S. For example, I posted a Late Movies installment about the It Gets Better project.
When President Obama commented that the Republicans were standing around drinking Slurpees while the Democrats were busy creating real change in Washington, it caused quite a storm.
My phone thinks it's smarter than I am. It has a nasty habit of twisting my words -- before I'm even done typing them -- into things that are radically different from what I meant to type.
In today’s world, it is pure, irritating routine to walk to the mailbox and be greeted with a smattering of coupons. But, that wasn’t always the case.
Ann McKee at Boston University School of Medicine examines the donated brains of former professional athletes to understand how repeated head injuries affect the brain.