PETA once asked the Pet Shop Boys to consider changing their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.
I love Snopes.
We had a record number of players this month, and a record number of 100% correct submissions on Day 5! Nicely done, gamers.
When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).
"¢ Olive oil is one of civilization's oldest foods, dating to at least the 10th century B.C.
It used to be that a relatively small percentage of college students did internships. Back in the early 90s, it was something like 8 percent.
If you noticed something strange about this painting, you're right. The fact is, it's not actually a painting at all.
If you're the head of an American household, the odds are a little better than even that you've already mailed back your census form.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word BALL into the word HOOP in six (or fewer) steps.
Scientists have synthesized element 117, which fills in the hole on the periodic table.
While I don't consider myself a shy person, one thing I've never had the guts to do is sing my heart out in public.
You may not know who Ole Kirk Christensen was, but you see the effect he had on pop culture (and architecture) every time you find yourself in the toy aisle at Target.
Matthew Weathers is a math professor at Biola University, and he likes a good gag.
I just typed "iPad" into the mental_floss back-end search engine and was amazed to discover that we haven't yet written anything substantial on this possibly game-changing device.
I got a very nice email last night from a librarian in New York.
The biological order of primates includes humans, apes, and monkeys. It also includes prosimians, which are smaller, more primitive animals that we recognize as cute enough to be our relatives.