J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
For generations, kids spent their summers chasing each other around the backyard with simple water pistols that barely shot more than a few feet.
To celebrate the birthday of one of our finest pop composers, we look behind the scenes of his classic song, “Bridge Over Troubled
Last night, Law & Order: SVU did that “ripped from the headlines” thing where they borrow elements of real-world criminal cases or address current issues in law enforcement.
After Nelson Cruz’s dramatic walk-off grand slam on Monday, there’s been a lot of talk about whether or not it was really the first walk-off slam in postseason history.
Reporter Joshua Topolsky at This is My Next decided to ask the new iPhone's voice assistant some unusual questions.
This is a double post, rolled into one. What I mean is, first I'm going to announce the winner of the Boss box contest and then I'm going to launch a new contest with another cool prize.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave you best guesses in the comments.
All year long, we try to make food that is appetizing and pleasing to the eye. Then for Halloween, we reverse that and serve food that is ugly, scary, or otherwise appropriate for the holiday.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is one of my favorite old puzzles, because (for most of us) it makes you think more than you'll think you have to think.
The challenge is to define what a "sandwich" is without running into logical exceptions.
Trying to set the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to Hula Hoop 10k? You’re going to have to beat Ashrita Furman. Most jelly eaten in one minute, blindfolded with no hands?
Reid Gower has been assembling videos featuring Carl Sagan, primarily using Sagan's narration from Pale Blue Dot and assorted documentary footage.
Is Superman a Democrat? Is Batman a Republican? And more to the point, what’s up with spandex-clad superheroes dabbling in real-life politics?
The short answer is it’s nothing new.
We always hear about how materialistic Americans are, but how do we compare on a global scale—say, in contrast to a family from Kuwait or China or Mali?
In this fun letter of note, the 55th Infantry Exchange at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas informs the Coca Cola [sic] Bottling Works about a desperate problem: the troops need more Coke.