John Adams drank a tankard of hard cider each day and had the occasional beer for breakfast.
We’ve brought you libraries from Europe, South America, and North America. Now it’s time to head to Asia to see what the East has to offer.
1. David Sassoon Library,
Once upon a time, magazine publishers hired teams of commissioned salesmen that went door-to-door to drum up new subscriptions. It was a pretty inefficient way to sell magazines.
In this five-minute video, photographer Nick Moore shows us how to build and photograph your own micro-forest fire, using strike-anywhere matches in a workshop setting.
What do you do with only one day in Chicago? My family recently went there for a biannual reunion that I explained in a similar post a few years ago.
Can you come up with the one word that will solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge?
What would life be like in a world with no math? It just doesn't add up!
A Librarian Deals With Creeps, Crazies And Husband-Beaters.
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If you take a bunch of very smart, passionate science geeks, deprive them of sleep, fill them with booze, and put them in a room together, the conversations can take
Temper tantrums often lead to ejections, suspensions, and fines. But these 12 athletes went the extra mile and actually physically hurt themselves,
A few weeks back I came across this surprising fact: the Beach Boys song "Wouldn't It Be Nice" featured two accordionists, two drummers, three bassists, and thirteen more musicians.
If you’re a member of my generation or the one that raised it, your house was probably full of all sorts of glow-in-the-dark stuff in the 80s and 90s.
Butterfly In the Sky, I Can Go Twice As High...
If you know how to complete this sentence, then man do I have an iPad app for you.
Bill Murray: He Came, He Saw, He Got Elected to the Minor Le
Of the many specialty items made for space travel, food was obviously a top priority.
The new issue of mental_floss is now on newsstands and coffee tables and wherever else magazines are hoarded.
Blade Runner was famously shown in seven different versions: a workprint shown to test audiences, a sneak preview shown only once, a theatrical cut, an "international" cut for non-US audien
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