Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.
There is no period after "Dr" in Dr Pepper.
Explanation: From Snopes: "The period went missing in 1950 when the company changed the font.
Who says film criticism is dead? (besides people I try to get jobs from) One particularly excited and adamant 8 year old explains the appeal of The Expendables.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and behold a total of 10 illusions in a mere two minute time span!
A few weeks ago, I told you about Brian Fugere, a cancer patient who ran a marathon in a hospital hallway in 2005—dragging an IV pole for 144 laps—to raise money for sarcoma resear
August is a great month for free reading material. We'll be giving away a new book each weekday.
I ran across the term crystallophone while researching the post 8 Weird and Wonderful Musical Instruments.
Football teams around the country are furiously training for the upcoming season, so this week let's take a look at five things you may not know about the man whose name has been synonymous with
As I mentioned the other day, we're headed to Seattle in October. As I was researching things to do, I came across the Seattle Underground Tour, which many of you said was pretty awesome.
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.
I saw Kurt Vonnegut speak in 1997 at Florida State University, along with Joseph Heller (who is mentioned in the talk below) and William Styron.
Any preschooler can give you a rundown on the basics of barnyard noises: the cow says moo, the rooster says cocka-doodle-doo -- but what does the goat say? According to this video, he says WHAT?!
Follow @mental_floss on Twitter to get random facts like these on a semi-regular basis. They will brighten your day. Or at least give you something strange to talk about at the
Europe Seeing More Radioactive Wild Boars
Increasing numbers of radioactive boars have become a problem in Germany, where they have attacked people and caused traffic problems.