The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
John Philip Sousa wrote the tune we know as Stars and Stripes Forever on Christmas Day in 1896, according to his autobiography.
Solve the following puzzle and you may win your pick of anything you want from the neatoshop (valued under $25). Again, we'll leave the contest open until midnight PT. Ready? Set.
A few months ago, Jason and I started a new Monday-Thursday newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. Here's some of the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor.
There's nothing quite like a road trip. You pack your bag, empty the change jar for gas money, grab a map (or not), and hit the highway, seeking adventure around every turn.
A meditative way to spend your Friday: video of lightning striking buildings in Chicago. The same brief clip is shown at progressively slower speeds, climaxing in an impressive triple strike.
I recently happened across an article about the Veijo Ronkkonen sculpture park - an odd tourist attraction set inside a forest in Finland where hundreds of human statues are found.
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?
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
mental_floss is hitting the road this Fall, and for good reason:Â October's going to be a big month.
Most people thought the 1980 Republican National Convention would be a bit of a snoozer.
Maggots Force Plane Down
A US Airways flight from Atlanta to Charlotte was forced to return to Atlanta when maggots began falling on the passengers.
According to the 2010 American Time Use Survey, the average American spends 8.67 hours sleeping each day.
Related Fact: Women spend slightly more time than men sleeping: 8.73 hours compared to 8.62
Thanks to the crowd of 100+ that attended the mental_floss challenge at theÂ Mensa American Gathering yesterday evening at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn.
The movie Airplane! opened 30 years ago today. Over, Oveur, roger, Roger, and don't call me Shirley!
The Reduced Shakespeare Company is known for performing fast-paced, quick-witted versions of famous literary works.