The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
The Library of Congress has an extensive online collection of historic sound recordings going back over 100 years called National Jukebox.
Lawrence Peter Berra - you likely know him better as Yogi - is 86 today.
It's Thursday night, which means that it is time for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME!
Today's Strange Geographies post revisits a place I've been several times before -- the Salton Sea.
As the spring heats up, more and more of us will be slathering on sunscreen before heading outside to enjoy the weather. What SPF should we look for? And what does that number actually mean, anyway?
If you followed @mental_floss on Twitter, you'd know.
So I'll go ahead and assume you're aware of King of Kong, the videogame documentary that chronicles an epic struggle to dominate the game of Donkey Kong.
Ditch the boring graduation robes this season and step out in style. This week, mental_floss t-shirts are just $14.90!
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We recently discussed a few unusual units of measurement, including the Wheaton (500,000 Twitter followers) and the milliHelen (the quantity of beauty required to launch a single
Buttered toast always lands butter-side-down. A cat always lands on its feet. What would happen if you attached toast to a cat's back, butter side out?
I got on a roll after compiling yesterday's Presidential Middle Names quiz, so here's a related Think Thursday challenge for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Women Spies of the Civil War. They also serve who snoop and risk their lives away from the battlefield.
More misspelled food. And some more. So Stupid you have to laugh.
Remember the time you held a raging party at your house when your parents were out of town? Susan Ford did that, too.
Lin-Manuel Miranda came to my attention when he rapped about Alexander Hamilton.
Whether with The Beatles, Wings or solo, Paul McCartney has given us scores of classic songs that will live on through the ages, as long as music is enjoyed.