There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
This morning, I got a great email from mental_floss reader (and friend of a friend) Erik Dresner about his experience on Jeopardy! that I had to share.
In this stunning 9-minute video, the Ohio State University Marching Band performs a halftime tribute to video games during this weekend's game against Nebraska.
Last week we launched the iPad version of mental_floss magazine, and with your help we've climbed all the way to #4 on the App Store's Newsstand chart!
You know that feeling.
Please enjoy today's new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge.
The 10 Most Lovable Movie Monsters of All Time.
A great artist should be able to create no matter what materials he has at hand, and since the cost of traditional materials like paint, marble and clay can add up quickly, it only makes sense that ma
On September 30, I spent a geektastic day at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.
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For an island of only 24 square miles, Manhattan sure has a lot of neighborhoods. Many have distinct monikers that might not seem intuitive to the lay-tourist, or even to a lifelong New Yorker.
Television viewers of the late 1970s who craved a combination of amateur athletics plus celebrity skin (mixed together with more cheese than a Wisconsin souvenir shop) had to look no further than Batt
This falls under the banner of "mind = blown" -- apparently, we've been using ketchup cups all wrong. Ok, seriously, how many of you knew this is how they were supposed to be used?
To celebrate the new season of MythBusters (check out the epic sizzle reel here) premiering this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT on the Discovery Channel, we asked hosts Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Grant Imahara
The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a smartphone in it.
School lunch isn't too tasty or exciting in America -- at least not in my experience -- but Finnish school lunches are certainly intriguing compared to our square pepperoni pizzas.