France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
MTV turned 29 yesterday! I wasn't around for that first day they started broadcasting videos on 1981, but it makes me feel old anyway.
Photographer Tom A. Warner managed to catch lightning strikes at 9,000 frames per second (that's 300x slower than realtime video).
FromÂ Imgur comes the geek wedding invitation to end all geek wedding invitations.
When it comes to buying an insurance policy, high risk jobs such as acting, working on an oil rig, or being an aircraft pilot will obviously push up the price.
I spent many an afternoon during my childhood battling ants in my backyard.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).
These Are Their Stories. Different artists were invited to illustrate one-line episode summaries of the TV series Law and Order, in whatever manner they see fit.
-40 degrees Fahrenheit and -40 degrees Celsius are the same temperature.
Related Fact: In the original Celsius temperature scale, 0 degrees was the boiling point of water, and 100 degrees was the f
We recently published our 50th issue. In honor of our little milestone, here are 50 fun facts we've picked up over the years.
One of the best things about summer has to be fruit, most particularly, the watermelon.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
I've lived in Los Angeles for five years. I've also been writing for mental_floss for five years. Somehow it took five years to spot my first _flosser on the streets!
It's a tough job market out there, especially if you majored in Classics (hey, steady now...), so maybe it's time to consider one of these 9 Undesirable Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well (all
We can zoom in and we can zoom out, but we can't zoom infinitely because these are videos instead of loops. But you can get the idea with a few minutes of each.