Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
Bradley Manning’s Army of One. He's in jail for allegedly leaking military documents to Wikileaks, and everyone wants to know why. (via Boing Boing)
The Physics of Cheating in Baseball.
The Internet has helped rumors about aspartame become more exaggerated—it's been said to cause seizures, lupus, autism, Gulf War syndrome (huh?) and more.
Everyone knows that climbing Mount Everest is one of the greatest physical accomplishments man can achieve. It’s so difficult, in fact, that many don’t survive to tell the tale.
The San Diego County Fair is a delightfully disgusting romp through the bounds of gluttony.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Beautiful and magical mathematical music - artists compose a lovely melody assigning notes within the C major scale to numbers to find out what Tau sounds like.
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We're spending the weekend at the beach, and for the last three weeks, I've been getting my daughter pumped for an all-day sandcastle building adventure.
When you’re a kid, the Fourth of July is devoted to finding a bigger, louder, awesome-r way to blow things up in a celebration of freedom.
I'll kick things off with an unlikely war hero by the name of Sergeant Stubby. Unlikely because … he was a dog!
The inventor of Silly Putty probably didn’t find the substance that silly.
Before Canada Day is over, let's send out a video tribute to our friends to the north. Canadians are known for their pride, hospitality, and sense of humor. Especially their sense of humor.
So here's something you probably didn't know: If you're ever in a pinch for a microphone, to record something quickly when the quality doesn't really matter, you can always use a p
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, which means we're in for some lectures about fireworks safety.
Got some time to kill and an internet connection? You've got hoaxes! The Hoax Archive (aka Museum of Hoaxes) catalogues historical hoaxes by both date and category.
Having grown up in Florida, I can attest to the fact that there's a lot of weird stuff hiding in the undergrowth out there.