J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
The basement in most homes is crammed with mountains of dusty old toys, clothes, holiday decorations and all other types of broken, forgotten or useless clutter.
John Scapes decided to go another w
Tonight, welcome to my world: Portlandia.
If you've ever mistakenly grabbed the Phillips head screwdriver when you needed a flat head, you've probably asked yourself why there are different types of screws. Let's start at the
Valentine's Day is on the horizon, so if you're looking for something for the special dork in your life, look no further than Oddee's list of great geeky jewelry.
Do you have a puppy? Do you have a hat? We'd love to feature your dog (all dogs are puppies at heart, right?) in an upcoming "Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts" post.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
The mere mention of the game Oregon Trail is enough to send most anyone that grew up in the last four decades into a fit of nostalgic glee.
Armed WWII Grenades Used As Bookends
The bomb squad blew up two World War II hand grenades in Deland, Florida last Tuesday morning.
Thanks for trying the Friday Free-For-All. This will conclude the mental_floss Brain Game until Monday. Good luck!
Ned the Number Head likes certain numbers, but not others.
The 1957 Russian film Road to the Stars is way beyond those cheesy '50s science fiction movies.
In Aristotle's work Metaphysics, he postulated that "The whole is different from the sum of its parts." Tonight for the Late Movies, we're applying that concept to a few classic r
Maybe fake isn't exactly correct - some of the people on this list really have initials for middle names, they just don't mean anything. But others have made them up entirely.
Who says that a Vincent van Gogh painting is hard to recreate? Because James Birkbeck has managed to do it by combining two different medias: paint and, ummm, himself.
With over 95 million messages sent via Twitter every day, you might be asking yourself, “Is anybody out there?” Say the wrong thing, though, and you might find out exactly who's listening – when
So I missed Poe's birthday by one day, but this is worth it: a version of "Humpty Dumpty" written by Dylan Curry in the style of Edgar Allan Poe.