The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
I’m getting really excited by all the activity buzzing around alternative energy. This was something I was pushing for as an activist in college, back in the late 80s. Way ahead of my time? You bet.
If you've been wondering where your jet-pack is, you may have to settle for Google's self-driving car.
When I was in high school, all my coolest friends were projectionists.
Every year, I am impressed not only by the dedication and technical skill some people put into their Halloween costumes, but also the cleverness and ingenuity employed to come up with some of these!
On a recent episode of the fantastic podcast The Sound of Young America, Mary Roach – author of the new book Packing For Mars - reveals a variety of fascinating anecdotes about life in the great unkno
Thanks for playing the Tuesday Brain Game.
Darpa is developing hi-tech methods for predicting potential homicides, suicides, and traitorous actions in military personnel.
While the main cast of Saved by the Bell had varied success in their post-Bayside lives, many of the show's guests star went on to achieve Hollywood success.
Sometimes it takes a special blend of trippy editing tricks to show us just how weird cooking shows really are.
There are so many books that have been retitled (usually with much better names), I couldn’t just stop at the 10-10-10 list.
Pass the mic and prepare for the worst. Here we have 10 awkward speeches, broken interviews, and impromptu rants by celebrities and public officials.
Hey Birmingham Flossers! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 12th at 7pm. The mental_floss Trivia Show is coming to Cantina on 29th Street in Birmingham. (Check out the map to get
Here are 10 historical performance enhancers that put the ‘dope’ in
In the early 1980s, the Children’s Television Workshop was sued for $5.5 million by the owners of the Beatles catalogue, who said the song “Letter B” (performed by the Sesame Street Beetles) was too s
I suffer from dystychiphobia, the fear of accidents. It's pretty intense.