J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
• Salmon are anadromous, meaning that they are born in fresh water, spend most of their life in the sea, and return to fresh water to spawn.
Forster Forest / Shutterstock.comMovember, like many other brilliant ideas, was born of a drunken, meandering conversation in a bar. It was 2003, in a pub in Adelaide, Australia.
Steve Murray over at The National Post had fun imagining what Jim Henson’s crew has been up to since the release of the last Muppets film 12 years ago.
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Tonight is the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Here are some essential talking points about the Norway
Used tires end up in landfills all too often, taking centuries or more to break down. But there are other uses for all that road-worn rubber.
The man who provided us with some of the best quips ever is also one of the most misquoted men of all time.
Today's Wednesday Wordplay puzzle at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a new Word Ladder.
Improv Everywhere is in the Christmas spirit already.
The universe is loaded with unbelievably gorgeous sights beyond even the most creative artist's talents.
In the winter of 1963-64, a team of FBI agents spent their days hunched over portable record players, struggling to decode a message that threatened the morality of America’s youth.
All artists put a little bit of their soul into every piece. But these artists put their soul – and a whole lot more – into their art.
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Today is the 333rd day of the year!
This is extremely flossy! Interesting factoids are appearing on vacant building windows around Portland.
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For those of you with a boss that doesn’t like you surfing amazing sites like mental_floss during the day (Gasp!), Instructables has all the plans you need to turn yo
In this eighty-four-minute video, Stephen Colbert (not doing his Colbert Report character) chats with Neil deGrasse Tyson.