Alaska is so big that you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it.
You’ve probably heard about the famous rivalry between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison—both giants of electrical engineering whose innovations changed history.
Vi Hart makes videos primarily about math (we've written about her before). But how does she make the videos?
Image credit: Daniel R. Tobias/Wikimedia CommonsI was working at Tower Records back in the late 1980s, when the compact disc started replacing the vinyl LP. Beyond the arguments over the analog vs.
As we plod through the heat wave of the summer, few things are more refreshing than an ice cream treat. The biggest problem is getting it from the store to the house before it melts!
Here’s the story of famous characters who experienced an identity change before publication.
America's states are favorite subjects for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck!
Which non-coastal U.S.
Is the Web Driving Us Mad?
Installment #25: Turkish fortunes took a sharp turn for the worse in 1911-1912, as the ailing multinational Ottoman Empire was first attacked by Italy, then assailed by an Albanian uprising, while the
It’s probably the most painstaking, heart wrenching, and stress inducing test of dedication a marriage can face.
This is how we acquired new music in 1991. Lines at midnight! Comically oversized CD packaging! Actual stores!
Taking Lincoln Liberties
Let’s get a few things straight about our 16th president. Abe Lincoln was never abducted by two time-traveling California teenagers for a school report.
When the Chrysler Building was completed in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world -- for 11 months.
Editor's Note: This is the second installment of Bill DeMain's new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs.
1. The Battle of
It is now a deadly weapon in Mario Kart and a slapstick comedy staple, but how did the banana peel gets its reputation as such a threatening object?A Danger to SocietyBefore the discovery of its comed