In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
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.
For some reason, this week's weirdest news stories are overwhelmingly about people in "sticky" situations.
Welcome to Friday Free-for-All at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Adventures in Depression. Allie Brosh delivers a serious and descriptive but welcome explanation of her six-month absence from Hyperbole and a Half.
Which Bank Is the Worst?
It's Thursday night, which means it's time for GUESS THE THEME!
Chris Schwarz emailed us his Halloween pictures. How about you? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post some of our favorites on Monday (like
Today is the 139th anniversary of etiquette guru Emily Post’s birth.
I've been working my way through John Hodgman's final book of complete world knowledge, That Is All, for a few weeks now.
A Turkish rescuer searches for earthquake survivors in Van province of Turkey.
If our grand plan for a Split Decision game show ever comes together, I'm ready to give the people behind Tumblr blog "Halloween or Williamsburg?" their own
Ever wonder how it is that you can share photos from Flickr to sites like Facebook? Ever wonder how a Google map can pinpoint your geo coordinates in Yelp?
While researching the tale of Mercy Brown for the Cemetery Stories post, I read that she was the only accused vampire ever exhumed in the United States.
Here's a quick-and-dirty mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge. Enjoy!
What's the final number in this sequence?
8795, 29, 11, ?
Here is the SOLUTION.
Why Our Brains Love Horror Movies. The more you know, the more pleasure you can squeeze out of this weekend's offerings.
Here are some behind the scenes photos from a 1947 live horror show.
Khan Academy provides free instructional videos (among many other things) for K-12 kids to learn about a variety of topics (the site currently boasts a library of over 2,600 videos!).