On the 2011 Czech Republic census, over 15,000 people listed their religion as "Jedi."
Why you should teach your kids to talk to strangers. Sometimes a stranger can be a lifesaver.
Can You Judge A Cat By Its Color?
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A new version of SimCity is coming in March 2013.
Whatever Happened to Predictability?
Allow two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks to fill you in.
Scholars at Oxford University recently asked for help from the public in deciphering an ancient writing system.
The Sikorsky Prize has been unclaimed since its establishment in 1980.
You can't visit a Halloween store without seeing the vinyl visages of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Erin emailed to ask how we started carving jack-o'-lanterns on Halloween. If you’ve got a question you want me to tackle, email me at
Enjoy a new Word Ladder puzzle as today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.
Frank Tanabe is a 93-year-old veteran with terminal cancer who considered it his patriotic duty to cast his absentee ballot.
Yesterday we took an impromptu field trip to a magical place called Economy Candy on the Lower East Side. The place was packed with people, candy, and nostalgia.
The Smurfs—those lovable little blue imps from 1980s TV—began as a Belgian comic and television franchise.
The Man That Cues the Laughter
Wally Feresten has been holding up cue cards for cast members and nervous guest hosts on Saturday Night Live for 22 years.
Bullfighting: In Pictures
Imagine lying on a table in a old-school operating room.
So This American Life host Ira Glass made an eighteen-minute video about how to make balloon animals, contributing to Rookie Magazine.