Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Friday, May 25, is International Geek Pride Day. We didn't invent it — according to Wired, a guy named Tim McEachern deserves some of the credit.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
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Last night the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they'll face the Los Angeles Kings.
Photographer and filmmaker Michael Galinsky was 20 years old in 1989 when he and a friend decided to spend six weeks driving across the country, capturing images of mall life for "Malls Across Am
On May 25, 1977, a film hit theaters that would influence everything that came after: Star Wars.
If you're in New York and looking for a good discussion of decentralized energy, you're in luck!
At this year's Maker Faire, Adam Savage delivered a speech about "why we make" -- a discussion largely about how Savage gets kids interested in making things.
Photo Gallery of the Day: Behind the Scenes at Paramount Pictures
The shot above is from a series of LIFE pictures taken in the 1970s.
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On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.
A backyard party in Boxford, Massachusetts turned ugly when a herd of cows arrived uninvited.
The 2012 presidential election is less than six months away, so let's brush up on some former Commanders-in-Chief in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
Thirty-two years later, Mount St. Helens has recovered nicely from the explosive volcanic eruption of 1980.
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The weekend approaches, _flossers! To take you into the warm embrace of a Friday, here is another round of the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME!
Image: Potato mold. Heikki Leis
The Mold & The Beautiful
The spoiled produce in the Afterlife photography series is a feast for the eyes only.
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