The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.
The existing 650-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border has been a hot political topic in the States for the last few years, and with the Republican primary campaign in full swing, it’s making headl
Forced perspective is a photography trick that involves placing two or more objects or people at different distances so when the picture comes out, it looks like one of them is a drastically different
Today, a brand new Short Spell challenge for Think Thursday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck!
ONE of the five words in the following list is misspelled.
An Alaskan outdoorsman invented a pistol flamethrower that, he claims, is a big help for starting campfires. Ever heard of a match?
Atlanta artist Brian Dettmer studied at Columbia College in Chicago before latching on to his calling: turning old books, yellow pages, periodicals, etc. into fascinating sculptures.
Sometimes dumb internet videos transcend their dumbness and become truly wonderful.
Here we have an adorable video of some bugs powering a smartphone. That is
We came into the New York office this morning and had a new pet! Meet Banana, the office eel.
Set your DVRs for "Prophets of Science Fiction" starting tonight (November 9, 2011) at 10pm EST/PST on The Science Channel.
Tonight the Science Channel debuts a new series about science f
Wednesday Wordplay is the challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Scotland's Joanna Montgomery has designed a pillow set that creates "an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them."
The hands-down coolest par
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On his Facebook page, Petey P Cup ponders, “Do you ever ask yourself questions like: What if I'm the best mascot
Everyone gives North Dakota a hard time. Well, some people in Montana and South Dakota do. People in states farther away can’t name a single thing about it.
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