In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
• Various dictionaries trace the first mention of the hamburger to 1889 as a "hamburg steak." Or was it 1884 in the Boston Journal?
From the film in Infinite Jest to Margot's plays in The Royal Tenenbaums, here's a look at some famous fictional masterpieces.
( )Parentheses (the single one is called a parenthesis), also known as curved brackets, have plenty of uses in everyday written language.
In this two-minute clip from The Muppet Show, two Whatnots sing a semi-tuneless ode to happiness. In a dusty room filled with cobwebs. Covered, themselves, with cobwebs.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is perhaps the longest Word Ladder puzzle we've ever published... but maybe you can solve it in fewer steps.
It was forty years ago that a burglary at a Washington hotel brought down a president.
Since last week's post about deaf babies learning to hear through technological advancements, I've been obsessed with inspirational videos.
We’ve ranked our favorite fictional bears by your likelihood of surviving an unplanned run-in with them.
Gene Wilder Lives In A World of Pure Imagination
How else could you explain his inspired idea for Willy Wonka’s grand entrance?
This Town Is F#%king Expensive
The going rate for uttering a v
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If you haven’t read The Diary of a Young Girl in a while (or even if you have), here are 10 things you should know.
We’ve featured cakes for kids, horror fanatics, film aficionados, geeks and gamers, so here are some cakes for those of you who spend your days on Reddit, The Daily What and BuzzFeed.
Star Trek: The Next Generation had a habit of ending on a positive note, particularly in the first season before those pesky Borg showed up in Season 2.
What do we want robots to do for us? The field of robotics is making great leaps in robot abilities, but these abilities come one at a time.
Here's today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge. Give it a shot!
The names of which two U.S.