Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Dogs image via ShutterstockDogs seem to stick their heads out of moving cars almost any chance they get.
As has become the custom here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, we open the work week with a new Monday Math Square.
By some estimates, 25% of college students take some kind of psychotropic drug as a matter of course.
For years, art historians debated on whether or not the painting above, entitled Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses, was the work of famed impressionist Van Gogh.
Here are some tragic, hilarious, and off-color examples of products that really exist—and don’t always mean what their manufacturers think.
Installment #12: On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m., the ocean liner RMS Titanic, en route from Queenstown, Ireland, to New York City, accidentally rammed an iceberg, tearing a series of holes in the si
Definitely my favorite link this week: an ?elderly man in a nursing home reacts to hearing music from his era?.
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From my friend Marcela, 12 things you probably didn't know about Home Alone.
From 1757 to 1775, Ben Franklin lived in an elegant four-story Georgian house at No. 36 Craven Street in London during his time as an ambassador for the American colonies.
In the final years of World War II, both the Allied and Axis Powers knew that there was no chance of defeating Hitler without cracking his grasp on Western Europe, and both sides knew that Northern Fr
Friday the 13th needn't have you scared -you aren't superstitious, are you? I didn't think so. So grab your black cat, relax, and try to spell triskaidekaphobia.
Finally, today we move into the ‘90s. If you missed previous posts this week, the ‘60s can be found here, the ‘70s here, and the ‘80s down yonder.
In November of 1960, JFK was elected president. Three years later, he was assassinated in Dallas. But Richard Paul Pavlick had gotten close enough to kill JFK first.
Installment #11: In the years leading up the First World War, weapons technology advanced with such breathtaking speed that it became impossible to imagine what combat in the next war would actually l