The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
They say God works in mysterious ways -- and if you look at the things these three men have created in their backyards, a result, each says, of divine inspiration, it seems mysterious indeed.
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Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?
So the St. Albans Science Department put up a video showing what happens when a gummy bear is dropped into a test tube containing molten potassium chlorate (KClO3).
The most popular drink in the nineteenth century was whiskey—an “all-American” liquor borrowed from Scotland and Ireland which replaced rum during the British blockades in the American Revolution and
While man was flying into outer space in the 1960s, he was also diving into an underwater world that was almost as mysterious.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert WHEAT into BREAD in the fewest steps possible.
A series at Slate magazine explores whether a man and a woman can really ever be "just friends".
Of the 600,000 troops who invaded Russia under Napoleon in 1812, fewer than 40,000 made it back to France.
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Last week we brought you 10 of our favorite stop motion videos. Tonight, we've got 10 more for you.
Have a favorite we haven't mentioned?
We’ve learned the background of some children’s book characters here on the _floss (Eloise may have been based on Liza Minnelli, for example), but today we’re uncovering the inspiration for some chara
On Friday, we asked readers to submit fascinating insect facts.
As promised, here are the details for tonight's LIVE podcast from trivia central here in Los Angeles. First, the prizes!
We'll be giving away t-shirts from the mentalfloss store!
Yes, you really can make holograms with an iPad -- though it's a bit of a cheat. A beautiful cheat that involves some stop-motion animation, pioneered by BERG Studios.
Mollie Woodworth is currently featured on NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers website.
We all remember Ben Franklin as a pretty bright guy who discovered some pretty important stuff. The real question is, what didn’t this polymath genius