The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
The brain child of George Lerner, who invented the famous spud toy back in 1949, Mr. Potato head was first put out by Hasbro in 1952, but only the parts, not the body!
This Thursday not nerdy enough for you?
James Bond, eat your garden out. Vanessa Harden is a Q-style designer of covert gardening equipment.
One thing I love about the internet is the never-ending supply of geeks with a sense of humor.
In 1925, the New York Americans joined the National Hockey League and played their home games at the old Madison Square Garden.
Last week, to celebrate the return of professional ice hockey across North America, we asked you to decipher the mixed-up names of five NHL teams. Today, we offer you five more.
Randall Munroe of xkcd updated his 2007 map of online communities.
We’ve covered the origins of various dog breeds before, so it’s about time we gave cat lovers some info, too. Let’s take a look at how several of your favorite breeds grew to prominence.
So you think you know how to iron a shirt? Take it from the YouTube experts, there's actually a lot of technique involved!
Whether they're creepy skeletons climbing up stairs, terrifying baby carriages made of steel or castles popping up from a Lego book, the art of sculpture is always fascinating.
It's here -- the mental_floss interview with the MythBusters, featuring your questions! (Also here: a new season of the show, starting tonight: Wednesday, October 6!
• In addition to the waffle which bears their name, the Belgians claim to have invented "French" fries, although accounts are unconfirmed.
I've long been interested in remote cultures and uncontacted peoples, a fascination I share, apparently, with film director Werner Herzog.
Are you tired of your boring, plain, everyday bookcases? Me too!
There’s a wonderful scene in the classic mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, where mockumentarian, Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner), is interviewing Spinal Tap songwriter, Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), se