The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, WI.
Installment #22: The naval arms race between Britain and Germany (along with smaller naval arms races between other European powers) was precipitated by a new ship, the HMS Dreadnought, which revoluti
If I think long and hard about the first thing that I found truly funny, it's stand-up comedy.
When I Count to Three, I Hope You’ll Snap Right Out of It
There was a sketch years ago on In Living Color where Jim Carrey was hypnotized and told to act like a chicken, only to have his hypnotist ke
Let’s picture a typical moment in my day: I’m minding my own business, with my iPhone in my back pocket.
All the domestic breeds of dogs that we are familiar with, from chihuahuas to pit bulls, are the same species: Canis lupus familiaris. In fact, our dogs are a subspecies of Canis lupus, or wolf.
Ever wonder how computer-animated films are made?
Facts become very easy to copyright when they aren’t true. Here are people, places and things that exist only on paper, solely to thwart would-be info burglars.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge takes you on a trip along America's most storied river, the mighty Mississippi. Good luck!
Name each of the ten U.S.
According to the Institute for Economics & Peace, the most peaceful country in the world is Iceland.
Today marks the bicentennial of the start of the War of 1812. Here are a few tips for throwing a 200th birthday
Book Smarts At Work
You know what is commonly true of people that love reading? They’re smart. So they can probably come up with a crafty way of combating their enemies.
Dorothy "Dot" Rhone, a quiet girl from Liverpool, England, grew up with an emotionally distant mother and an abusive father who drank.
In this five-minute video, Ze Frank posits a theory about why online comments are so overwhelmingly positive or negative.
Their faces aren't as famous as those on the boxes, but odds are you’ve heard each of these beloved cereal mascots' voices somewhere else.
Shortly after midnight on March 3, 1991, plumbing company manager George Holliday was awakened by the sound of police sirens screaming outside of his Lake View Terrace apartment building.