The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
Back in 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, we were regaled with stories about the monstrous 12,000 calorie daily diet that American swimming sensation Michael Phelps consumed while gearing up for the
• Apricots originated in China more than 4,000 years ago. The fruit made its way through the Persian Empire and through the Mediterranean where they became a staple.
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Enjoy a new word ladder puzzle as today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge:
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in t
The Supreme Court is expected to announce their ruling on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on Thursday.
On this date in 1927, the historic Cyclone roller coaster opened at Coney Island. (You could ride it for 25 cents back then.
The (End of the) World Economy Is Booming
The world will end sometime. So you might as well make some money off of the apocalypse while you can.
Everyone knows that Stephen King was a janitor and Ransom Riggs shared creepy old photos on mentalfloss.com. What did some other famous writers do before their big breaks?
Aaron Sorkin is a fantastic writer of dialogue -- as long as you're okay with listening to Aaron Sorkin talking to Aaron Sorkin through the voices of miscellaneous actors.
The stereotype of the serious video gamer living in his parent's basement, sitting in the dark covered in Cheeto dust only covers a small portion of gamers.
Editor's Note: This is the big debut of Bill DeMain's new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge concerns America's neighbor to the north, Canada.
Sunday brought the news that Lonesome George, the very last Pinta Island tortoise, had died.
We’ve all found something that we thought might be worth a lot of money. We have not all been fortunate enough to stumble across anything actually worth a fortune.