Pepsi-Cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink.”
In this short video, photographer Nick Moore shows us what happens to flame when it's exposed to a speaker vibrating at 60 Hz.
Ambrose Bierce was a celebrated journalist, storyteller and, above all, cynic. Bierce had a barbed wit, and he often used it to kick American culture square in the teeth.
Actor Sherman Hemsley has passed away at the age of 74. Raised by a single mom in Philadelphia, the diminutive actor dropped out of high school in order to join the Air Force.
Sheesh, nobody said anything about carpentry when the mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge came around.
Sherman Hemsley, who portrayed George Jefferson in the TV series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, died Tuesday at the age of 74. Relive some of his greatest scenes in a collection of videos.
On this date in 1935, the Dust Bowl heat wave reached its peak, with temperatures reaching 109°F in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Lots of places claim to be the world capital of something -- animals, fruits, vegetables, consumer goods, other odds and ends. But sometimes, that something is really, really strange.
Fun With Editing: The Matrix Meets Office Space
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Unleash the Pus-Filled Blisters Within
Tony Robbins, one of America’s most well-known self-help authors/motivational sp
Over the next two weeks, we’ll be taking a look back at the fine art competitions that originated in ancient Greece and were revived as part of the modern Olympics from 1912 to
“Happy Birthday to You” has been used in hundreds of movies, countless advertisements, an estimated 1,500,000+ singing telegrams, and been the basis for pieces by classical composers like Igor Stravin
Cheeky engineer Tim Hunkin (of Secret Life of Machines fame) invented the Autofrisk, a device that gently gropes the user in exchange for a few coins. (In the U.K.
We’ve brought you geeky engagement rings, wedding photos and wedding dresses. Now it’s time for geeky invitations!
Even the worst guessers will have a 1-in-48 2-in-48 shot at today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.
To become an Olympic hero in our book, it takes more than athleticism.
Pioneering astronaut and physicist Sally Ride died of pancreatic cancer Monday at age 61.