About one in every 2 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.
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Former mental_floss writers John and Hank Green have started a new nerdy thing on YouTube, and it's pretty great: Crash Course is a series of educational videos covering World History (John) and
The team over at smosh.com likes useless flyers. I have to admit, I do too! I've combed through a bunch of their posts for you and present to you now, my 12 favorites...
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On the 11th day of each month, we post (roughly) 11 '11 lists' on various topics throughout the day.
Reader rccola20 wrote in to ask, "Are bloodhounds really that much better at tracking than other dog
During the least colorful part of the year, after the Christmas lights are stashed away and before spring flowers blossom, we console ourselves by looking at seed catalogs or a nice blog post about th
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge:
What's the only U.S.
Beautician Debbie Benton was murdered, and there is more than one suspect.
Jonathan Coulton is an internet treasure: he makes heartfelt, fun, and often funny music -- most of which is available in some legitimately free form online.
Reader Erica wrote in with a question about oranges. Is the fruit named for its color, or is the color named for the
If you're a regular mental_floss reader, you might remember Eddie's article about The Day The Clown Cried, the lost Jerry Lewis film.
Flipping image via ShutterstockDon't bet on it. In 2004, three statisticians from Stanford and UC Santa Cruz set out to test the classic coin flip.
Commercial breaks are so pre-TiVo, right?
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Robot Readable World is a short film assembling footage from computer vision experiments -- in other words, "what robots see" as they look at video footage.