About one in every 4 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.
Sometimes very private people wish to withdraw from the world, and they have that right. Yet some cases may be more than just personal choice.
Big, successful, first-novels are usually followed by more. But here are 7 that, for one reason or other, qualify their authors for the One-Hit Wonder category:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper
This made the rounds a few weeks ago, but I think it's really funny and well-done -- and deeply, sadly true.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square). One number is provided for you.
The only ones: Escaping near death. Being a sole survivor means relief, gratitude, grief, guilt, and the burden of telling the story for everyone else. (via Metafilter)
During the 38-week stretch from June 9, 1990, to March 1, 1991, either M.C.
In honor of tonight's mental_floss fantasy football league draft, here's a story on alternative fantasy leagues that first appeared last summer.
Fantasy football drafts are firing up, and
Military turncoats come in all shapes and sizes, motivated by all sorts of considerations: power, revenge, disillusionment, and, most often, the sound of a little extra coin.
If you're in the Cleveland area this weekend and looking for programming, the Ohio _flossers have a tent you could visit.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
I love this link from Danielle, who brought to my attention the performance of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on the carillon on August 27th.
Cha Sa-soon, a 69-year-old woman who lives by herself in South Korea, obtained her driver's license last year—on the 950th try.
Related Facts: She's become a national celebrity in South K
Friends and Flossers,
Sean Kerr is the four-year-old nephew of fellow mental_floss blogger Erica and myself. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past Valentine's Day.
Drill Teams come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some have a gimmick and some must rely on talent, practice, and discipline.