The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
As we mentioned the other day, our co-founder Will Pearson will be representing mental_floss at the Idea Festival in Louisville, which runs from September 29th through October 2nd.
Dr. Harvey Cushing revolutionized brain surgery in the early 20th century. Before imaging, antibiotics, or even effective anesthesia, he could remove brain tumors and extend patients' lives.
Yesterday marked the 108th anniversary of the death of Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902), a Polish painter known for his Graeco-Roman and New Testament scenes.
Chuck Berry's "Promised Land" is one of humanity's finest achievements.
YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.
I've recently gotten a little bit obsessed with Dirty Jobs after watching a marathon a couple of weekends ago.
You know that Washington, D.C., is named for George Washington, but how well do you know where other major cities got their names?
I guess I have a Nazi-theme going on this month. From Bugs Bunny and Hitler, we move to actual Nazi propaganda.
In 1996, MECC released Oregon Trail II, an updated version of the classic Oregon Trail computer game.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?
The Lost Boys of Sudan are a group of thousands of young men from Sudan who fled the violence of their villages and lived in refugee camps for years before they were relocated to the United States, Au
The new mental_floss hits newsstands today, and we can't wait for you to check it out.
It may surprise you to learn that Chinese women get more plastic surgery than almost anyone in the world (in that dubious distinction they're right behind the U.S.
Forty is the only number that, when spelled out, has its letters in alphabetical order.
Related Giveaway: Today we're giving away three DVD copies of Invictus to the people who tell us the mos
Dogs just might be the only animal man can actually take credit for creating.