The medical term for ice cream headaches is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
I've personally only seen solar eclipses in the classroom, generally using complex pinhole projection devices designed to keep little-kid eyes safe.
I've never been a flight attendant, but I have worked retail, which must be almost as infuriating.
The book we're giving away today is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. Here's how you can win a copy:
Come up with a great slogan for a mental_floss jumper.
"¢Â The miracle of corn (that a wild grass that is barely able to reseed could be so domesticated, and so dominant) is mostly a Western one.
There are many places I want to visit in my lifetime: Paris, Australia, and Montreal, just to name a few. All of these places have attractions I would like to see.
I know what you're thinking -- Kevin? But professor Kevin Warwick is the real deal, or as real as it gets in this early-21st-century version of cybernetics.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items.
On December 6, 1991, Leonard Nimoy tried to demonstrate to a roomful of people that William Shatner was a mean human being. What was Shatner's offense? He stole Nimoy's bike.
Today's Brain Game will be easy to solve with a spreadsheet program, but try it without. Remember, we're here to exercise your brain, not your computer skills.
Time to add "able to save homes from foreclosure with a single issue" to Superman's already massive list of superpowers—that's just what happened to one family in Baltimo
The concept of Sketch Swap is very simple "“ and quite addicting. You draw an on-screen picture and submit it "“ so that it can be given to another user somewhere out there.
In the 1930s, Admiral Byrd brought 2Â½ tons of NECCO Wafers to the South Pole for his men during their two-year stay.
Related Fact: Necco Wafers originally came in eight flavors: orange, lemon, lim
Nostalgia is one of the best parts of the Internet — especially when it means having easy access to your favorite theme songs.
You can get 15% off the great stuff in the mental_floss store this week! Just enter the coupon code SCHOOLDAYS before checkout. Stock up for fall!
Just like summer, this offer ends soon.
In case it comes up, the first video uploaded to YouTube featured co-founder Jawed Karim discussing elephants at the San Diego Zoo.