Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
The average teen sends between 50 and 75 text messages a day. Perhaps more impressive: the top 14% of texting teens send more than 200 texts per day. Now, we've all seen this.
In 1960, University of Toronto physics professors Patterson Hume and Donald Ivey produced a half-hour educational film explaining basic principles of physics.
Here's the first mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square of 2012. Good luck!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Modern Ghost Towns. Bad planning and way too much ambition add up to some weird and wasteful land use.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
For history buffs, lovers of costume dramas and really just anyone, "Downton Abbey" returns tonight on PBS!
In 1953, Elvis Aaron Presley was an 18-year-old senior at Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
Various people had their hands on it, but the credit for the bulk of the pledge goes to Francis Julius Bellamy , a Baptist minister from New York.
For the month of January I'm bringing you a great lecture every weekday.
Yes the time for fireworks has passed us, but seriously, save this video link from Cindy of fireworks in Iceland, play it on a big screen next year, and that's all you'll need!
The cover story for the new issue of mental_floss magazine is The Most Important Questions of 2012.
The cause depends on who you ask. The ancient Greeks thought hiccups were violent emotions erupting from body.
Reader Jane emailed to ask about the origin of the phrase "slush fund." Lucky for us, Mark Longo answered that one a few years
Humans aren't the only ones who enjoy playing video games.
Kitten Playing Duck Hunt
Claire was only three months old when she learned to play video games.
It’s a New Year, which means 12 new months to observe some offbeat, obscure and just plain odd holidays. Like these!
January 7th: National Old Rock Day
Have you thanked a veteran rock today?