Elmo is the only non-human to testify before Congress.
Welcome to the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. I was the spelling champion (three years running) at my high school.
One-minute physics: Is Schrödinger's cat dead or alive?
In 1973, Francis Ford Coppola wrote Marlon Brando a letter, urging the eccentric icon to return for The Godfather, Part II.
Yesterday’s post about a never-made video game based off cult-classic Twin Peaks had me thinking about Agent Cooper, Laura Palmer, Bob, the Log Lady and the rest of cast of David Lynch’s TV drama.
Dog turds are stealth weapons. People with 20/20 vision often fail to notice them until they appear hours later, on the bottom of a shoe.
Because it’s surrounded on all sides by water, it makes sense that much of what the Japanese eat comes from the sea.
Andy Rooney announced today that Sunday will be his final 60 Minutes commentary. This likely means it's the last time we can trot out this old Andy Rooney quote quiz.
Back during the summer, an early copy of Brainworks showed up in our office.
On this date in 1777—and only this date—the capital of the U.S. was in the heart of Amish Country.
It was bound to happen: you can now access the Dead Sea Scrolls online. Well, some of them.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents: Tuesday Test Time.
Of all the chemical elements, exactly 14 have a one-letter chemical symbol. Each single-letter symbol is given in the list below.
To honor the life of Doritos creator Arch West, who died yesterday in Dallas at the age of 97 (R.I.P.), here are 17 adorable animals enjoying his artificially flavorful snack.
Physicists shock the
The world is full of obsessed music lovers - I just hope someday when throngs of admirers come to see me in concert (hopefully they like horrible singing), they have a nickname as cool as
Over the years we've gotten piles of great ideas from readers in emails that start like this: "I've always wondered about this, but never actually took the time to look it up..."
Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything (or who never seems to want anything)? Have you considered a new math theorem?
1. A New Math
My LLC, twaggies.com, just published its 500th crowd-sourced, illustrated tweet! To celebrate, here's twenty Twaggies I thought you guys would enjoy!