The word "unfriend" appeared in print all the way back in 1659.
How did the word “dollar” come to be represented by “$”— a symbol with no apparent connection to any of the letters in dollar?After the Revolution, the Founding Fathers were determined to dump the ves
What happens when a handful of super-devoted science-types stake out a piece of ground in the middle of Utah and simulate a long-term manned mission to Mars? Nerd heaven, that's what!
The first generation to grow up playing video games is now feathering empty nests, and plenty more gamers are buying and filling homes.
This month Mental Floss is releasing our brand new book, The Mental Floss History of the United States.
Ever since the first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840, there have been stamp collectors. And for almost as long, there have been stamp forgers.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert BOAT into LAKE in the fewest steps possible.
The 80 million people of the Baby Boom generation are both blamed and credited for the way America is today.
Sea otters have up to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch of skin.
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Reggie Watts is an entertainer with something for everyone, but what's weird is that he's awesome at everything he does.
Today happens to be the anniversary of the day Sara Jane Moore tried to take President Ford out in 1975, so we're revisiting an old post on assassinations.
At the age of 45, Anne Rowling died from complications of multiple sclerosis (MS). Her daughter, J.K.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
Christien Meindertsma followed an individual pig through its life and death, to see where all the parts of the pig ended up.
• First thing's first: a raspberry is a bramble, or any plant belonging to the fierce-sounding genus Rubus. Raspberries are cousins with other bramble fruits, including blackberries.
Washington wasn’t always the old, white-haired patriarchal Founding Father we know and love. At six feet three inches, the young Washington had the ladies of pre-Revolutionary Virginia swooning.