Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
In the most recent installment of the Symphony of Science series, composer John Boswell uses clips from various BBC shows, Quest for Fire (!), and the words of: Jacob Bronowski, Alice Roberts, Caroly
I know plenty of people love PowerPoint, but I personally can't stand it and apparently, I'm not alone.
Our own Ethan Trex is doing a little writing on the side for Bill Simmons' new site, Grantland.
When I compiled the post 10 Stories of Lifesaving Dogs, I found more heroic dogs than I needed that day, plus quite a few other dogs that accomplished wonderful things.
A CIA analyst spent ten years tracking Osama bin Laden. Now that he's dead, we get a glimpse into how "John" caught up with the terrorist leader.
Singing the Blues usually involves tunes of sad tales. Picasso said his Blue Period was partially inspired by the suicide of his friend.
The good people over at The Atlantic recently reviewed the American Customer Satisfaction Index and compiled a list of the 19 Most Hated Companies in America.
As part of YouTube's entry into the online movie-streaming business, it has created something called OpenFlix -- a collection currently boasting 670 free, full-length movies.
Yesterday’s not guilty verdict for Casey Anthony ended her highly publicized trial. Here’s how life shook out for a few other acquitted defendants in high-profile trials.
Ready to be creeped out at work?
Plenty of people make their living as taxidermists, so I don't want to say -- and don't really agree -- that taxidermy is itself intrinsically creepy.
Unlike Hedy Lamarr, who actually patented a “secret communication system” during WWII (though the idea wasn't ultimately tweaked and used until the 1906s), Jayne Mansfield didn’t create this prod
Food sometimes makes you sick, but can you make food sick? You can with Wednesday Wordplay here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
"Among all 90 belly buttons Dunn and his colleagues have studied so far, they have found 1400 species of bacteria, a number of which have never encountered on human bodies before." Carl Zimm
For most Americans, July 5th is torture.