Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical. J.K. Rowling said no.
In the current issue of mental_floss magazine (get a free issue!), veteran flight attendant Heather Poole revealed 10 workplace secrets, including this one about the length of her
Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge for your consideration.
In Arkansas last week, a bear fell out of a tree and onto a children's bouncy house.
As the dot-com bubble reached its peak in 2000, Internet entrepreneurs faced a problem: every word in the dictionary had been registered as a dot-com domain name.
So there's a YouTube channel called Pronunciation Book, which "shows you how to say various words in American English." It's an extremely simple format: display a word or phrase,
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• Rye is a hardy substance. It can grow in poor soils with less sun and at higher altitudes than wheat, and it can thrive through dampness and drought. The bread made from rye also lasts longer.
The HBO series "Game of Thrones" features an exquisite opening title sequence, showing cities and settlements growing like clockwork toys from the landscape, using a slightly bizarre tilt-sh
Everyone reads Dr. Seuss, Judy Blume, Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak books growing up, but there are thousands more children’s authors out there.
Today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game offers a list of five commonly-misspelled words that begin with the letter "P." Four are spelled correctly; one is
In 1989, Kim Basinger collaborated with her then-boyfriend Prince on a pop album. The title was never officially released.
When it comes to strong ladies on television, there are lots of examples: Murphy Brown, Maude, and that girl played by Marlo Thomas are just a few notably badass fictional female characters.
Meanwhile, at the Bat Cave, the Bat Symbol has been changing.
It’s the smell of chemical defenses and first aid.
This is the first edition of our new afternoon links round-up. The problem is, we need a name. Something to make it stand out from the 27,000 afternoon links round-ups that came before it.