The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
Today would have been Freddie Mercury's 66th birthday. We lost him in 1991, the year before Wayne's World brought his opus "Bohemian Rhapsody" to a new generation.
Behold the World of 2000
Why do visions of the future always dwell on flying things? Flying cars. Hoverboards.
For years, county fairs have been at the forefront of deep-frying science, splicing and creating mutant “foods” that are all at once monstrous and wondrous.
On August 27, construction workers in Munich discovered an American bomb from World War II inside an old bar that was being cleared for new construction.
Advances in refrigeration technology led to an explosion in the world of ice creams and other frozen treats in the early 1900s.
Readers Meg, Wayne, and Rajiv all wrote in to ask about the tune that clock chimes typically play. What’s it called? Where did it come from? How’d it get so popular?
by Eric Furman
In Lynchburg, Tennessee, tales of Jack Daniel are taller than Paul Bunyan on a step stool. The question is, are any of them
Today is 9/5, so we incorporated those numbers into today's today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.
McDonald’s Goes Vegetarian in India.
These days, women portrayed in popular media tend to be thin with medium or large breasts.
You might have to be 35 to run for president, but you can become mayor of a town much, much sooner.
Superstar Beyonce Knowles turns 31 today.
It's time for another edition of Lit Slits, where we test your knowledge of books people like to tell everyone they've read. This edition quizzes you on presidential memoirs.
Reader Jen wrote in to ask, “Why do old injuries ache during crummy
Life at the DNC
Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades.