Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
Wikimedia CommonsSnake oil salesmen all over the web would have you believe that, for a few easy payments, they'll reveal to you a diet focused on “negative calorie” foods.
We're very excited to announce the launch of the iPad version of mental_floss magazine! The app is free, and if you download it now, you can get the new issue free as well (thanks, Boeing).
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge:
Four Epistles in the New Testament are
divided into two books each, but only ONE
is divided into THREE different b
TV newscaster Jennifer Livingston calls out a bully on air for calling her fat. Then she concisely explains how not only ridiculous but contagious his behavior is.
Harpo Marx, the "silent" Marx brother, was a phenomenal self-taught harpist -- hence the nickname.
After more than 500 losses, Teddy Roosevelt has finally won his first Presidents Race.
If you were given the opportunity to create a piece of art that people from all over the world would see, what would it be?
We’ve seen bookstore cats, animals trained to sniff out bombs and heroic dogs, but now we're here to focus on animals who have served, or are currently serving, their local police departments.
It’s almost like learning the truth about Santa Claus: Once you know, it’s so obvious, but you're still a little heartbroken when you discover that your favorite author didn’t really pen most of
Years ago we had this thing called College Weekend, where we'd turn mentalfloss.com over to our college-going readers on occasional Saturdays and Sundays.
Last week, readers @amyh914 and @johnjaramillo13 were wondering about the origins of “scab” as an insult for people who cross picket lines.
So here's a bit of Dr. Strangelove re-done in Lego stop-motion. In these two clips, we enjoy two key scenes from the film.
A short and sweet puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.
How To Melt Your Brain With A Single Piece Of Paper. Vi Hart explains the hexaflexagon.
Shark vs. Octopus: now we finally know who wins.