Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
In this short talk, Oregonian paper towel expert* Joe Smith explains how to dry your hands using a single paper towel. He gives a series of demos, boiling down to two crucial steps: shake and fold.
Zooey Deschanel plays one. So do William H. Macy and Mr. Schuester on Glee. Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder accompanies himself exclusively on one for his latest album, Ukulele Songs.
On Fridays, 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.
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge:
Examine the 4 pro baseball game scores that follow,
then figure out the score of the 5th game:
Chicago 1, New
The Brangelina twins and People Magazine share the record for the largest monetary transaction ($14 million) for celebrity baby photos.
May the 4th be with you!
Margaret Mitchell at the Gone With The Wind movie premiere party in Atlanta. © Bettmann/CORBIS, 1939
On this date 75 years ago, Gone with the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Welcome once again to the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
The 1940s Produced the Greatest Generation - Of Squirrel Outfitters - the World Has Ever Seen
This gallery depicting Mrs.
Trent Richardson with the BCS trophy.
In the current issue of mental_floss magazine (get a free issue!), veteran flight attendant Heather Poole revealed 10 workplace secrets, including this one about the length of her
Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge for your consideration.
In Arkansas last week, a bear fell out of a tree and onto a children's bouncy house.
As the dot-com bubble reached its peak in 2000, Internet entrepreneurs faced a problem: every word in the dictionary had been registered as a dot-com domain name.
So there's a YouTube channel called Pronunciation Book, which "shows you how to say various words in American English." It's an extremely simple format: display a word or phrase,
When You Devote Your Life to Pure Evil, Your Looks Really Pay the