John Adams drank a tankard of hard cider each day and had the occasional beer for breakfast.
A team from Utah State University won an Air Force competition by building a device to climb walls.
Installment #21: The turn of the century was a time of upheaval in the American economy, as powerful corporations formed during the latter half of the 19th century came under fire from populist politi
So Wil Wheaton has a YouTube show about boardgames, and it's awesome.
Today's edition of The Missing Links contains TV and food. And that's pretty much it.
Every cloud has a silver lining. We hate to rain on your parade, but it seems the opposite is true, too. Here are five allegedly good things that aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
This month marks the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the Great Seal of the United States, which is most often seen on the back of the $1 bill.
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• Various dictionaries trace the first mention of the hamburger to 1889 as a "hamburg steak." Or was it 1884 in the Boston Journal?
From the film in Infinite Jest to Margot's plays in The Royal Tenenbaums, here's a look at some famous fictional masterpieces.
( )Parentheses (the single one is called a parenthesis), also known as curved brackets, have plenty of uses in everyday written language.
In this two-minute clip from The Muppet Show, two Whatnots sing a semi-tuneless ode to happiness. In a dusty room filled with cobwebs. Covered, themselves, with cobwebs.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is perhaps the longest Word Ladder puzzle we've ever published... but maybe you can solve it in fewer steps.
It was forty years ago that a burglary at a Washington hotel brought down a president.
Since last week's post about deaf babies learning to hear through technological advancements, I've been obsessed with inspirational videos.
We’ve ranked our favorite fictional bears by your likelihood of surviving an unplanned run-in with them.