Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.
Guided by Parasites: Toxoplasma Modified Humans. The parasite that hijacks rats to get to cats also has strange effects on the human brain. NSFW text.
by Robert Isenberg
In the aftermath of the Cold War, Bosnia became a red-hot battleground teetering on the edge of destruction—until one man and his family dug their countrymen to
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Starting things off with some moolah: a collection of very strange currencies from around the world (including giant stones whose value is determined by age and how many died transporting it!)
From Kevin, "This seemed significantly flossy enough, what with its combination of mummies, humor, archaeology and puppets.
Some people have strange laughs and are ashamed of them. Others are happy to share, especially when they can't help themselves!
For over 50 years, kids have spent their summer afternoons playing with toy cars sporting the Matchbox or Hot Wheels logos.
Just a quick reminder that we're on Twitter.
It's shameless self-promotion time! I've been working on a story for my favorite radio show, This American Life, for the past few months.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
These are anxious times in the city of Cleveland where a downtown banner in honor of two-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James proclaims, "Born Here. Raised Here. Plays Here.
Waffle House Worker has Wild Ride
Andrew Brian McKnight was standing outside the Murfreesboro, Tennessee Waffle House where he worked when three teenagers walked outside, followed by a waitress who
I'm old enough to remember Wheel of Fortune in the days before the bonus round...
Photographer Edward Burtynsky has spent much of his career documenting mankind's "manufactured landscapes," from mines and quarries to massive engineering projects that are mind-bogglin