Pepsi-Cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink.”
The end of the workweek arrived none too soon, but lo and behold, it's Free-for-all Friday once again at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
The Mystery of the Canadian Whiskey Fungus. This detective story will keep you at the edge of your seat, even as you keep reminding yourself that it's about fungus.
Adam Ruben, PhD.
Who doesn’t love Air Jordans? They’re favorites of everyone from basketball players to the fashion conscious.
Long before it was popular to do so, Debbie Reynolds collected Hollywood memorabilia.
If you're watching the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee and want to play along at home, here are a few spelling quizzes we've run over the
It's Thursday night and it's once again time to test your knowledge! The clips below have a common theme. Can you guess it? Leave your answers in the comments.
In this four-minute video clip, the late author Kurt Vonnegut shows us his "story shapes" -- simple graphs of plots along two axes.
It is believed that a journal entry made by Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop on July 5, 1643, is the first recorded sighting of a tornado in what would become the United States.
During World War II, it seems that the Allies were willing to experiment with just about anything that could potentially help them win the war. Including a stink bomb.
If you’ve seen The Big Lebowski, you know that The Dude laments all throughout the movie the loss of an area rug that “really tied the room together.”
For the currently running Quentin vs.
Most of us, at one time or another, imagine what it would be like if there were another person just like us. Twins already know what this is like.
Thanks for checking out the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Today, Think Thursday brings with it a new Really, Really Bad Rebus.
The Sex Trafficking of American Girls.
You know you shouldn't believe everything you read about famous actors and actresses.
You might have heard it in the news today: Marilyn Monroe, had she not died of “acute barbiturate poisoning” in 1962, would have been 85.