7-Up was originally called "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda."
Legendary monsters "exist," if only in legend, all over the world. The series of monsters continues with a look at a few strange stories from North America.
Back in 2010, I wrote a story about some very rare and very expensive video games.
From 1946 to 1956, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were show business supernovas.
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How do you make a dinosaur roar, when we have no idea what dinosaurs actually sounded like? The sound designers for Jurassic Park recorded living animals and combined them.
Today's the day! At noon EST, we'll be holding a video trivia contest with NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. There will be prizes—so make sure to come back then and test your smarts.
Last week's open-ended mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge went so well, we thought we'd try it again.
Have you ever played Scrabble, and opened the game with an utterly h
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?
This story was written by Adam Frucci and originally appeared in mental_floss magazine as part of our 101 Masterpieces series. Download our new iPad app and get a free
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