On the 2011 Czech Republic census, over 15,000 people listed their religion as "Jedi."
When I came across an amazing* acoustic cover of Michael Jackon's "Billie Jean" performed by Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden and Audioslave), I thought it would be fun to locate a dozen v
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Here's a fun way to spend four minutes: watch astronauts explain explain the little details of life aboard the Space Shuttle.
The above video contains scenes from 48 movies. It's one of the coolest mashups I've ever seen, period.
• Few foods have gone through the kind of transformation the eggplant has.
Five years ago today, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of its planet status, a damaging blow to Plutophiles across the galaxy. I'm wearing this shirt to mark the occasion.
Here's hoping you enjoy today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge from the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Why Are Finland's Schools So Successful? “We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test.”
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Rise of Shaky-Cam.
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There will be a new new trophy awarded to the winner of this year's Iowa-Iowa State game.
Here's another sneak peek at the September-October issue of mental_floss magazine. Click here to get a risk-free
Is it possible for a human being to catch a speeding bullet in his mouth? For centuries, magicians have been convincing audiences that it is.
by Jeff Fleischer
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia earlier this afternoon and was felt up and down the east coast.
In 1984, ice cream truck driver Michael Larson set a record by winning $110,237 (a combined total of cash and non-cash prizes) in one appearance on the game show Press Your Luck -- and he did it by ga
When I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, the most unusual thing about any of the restaurants within a 10-mile radius of my neighborhood was that one of them had a free gumball machine in the entr
The art of quilting grew out of the very practical activity of making warm bed covers, often out of recycled fabrics.