The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
From the Department of "Did You Know?" Hummingbirds sing with their tails.
The Smithsonian tells the story of the Viking Saga, complete with maps! and flash!
While the author of the Book of Proverbs remains uncertain (most likely, King Solomon wrote it), its intent is not.
Electronic miniaturization means we have really small digital video cameras now, and people attach them to all kinds of things to get a POV (point of view) sequence.
For someone who doesn't like to cook (and who rarely cooks), I sure own a lot of cookbooks; I love seeing all the different foods that can be made.
"The English coffee house was crucial to the development and spread of ... The Englightenment, ...
This week we're running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology.
Filmmaking pre CGI was quite a different endeavor—one that often required giant sets and miniatures and old-school rigged effects. Think you know Hollywood productions?
When I was in sixth grade, a psychologist came into my English class and gave us a "learning styles" test.
Drunken Moose Hides Swing Set in Tree
A family in Storebro, Sweden arrived home one night to find evidence of a wildlife party.
"There's no telling what's inside a hot dog's skin," said Ray Kroc, "and our standard of quality just wouldn't permit that kind of item."
At last, Free-for-all Friday is upon us. Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
What specific trait do the names of these eight U.S.
We've learned from recent research that the human brain undergoes immense changes during the teen years, which are often not finished until the mid-20s.
Welcome Thursday night _flossers! It's time once again for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common...do you know what it is?
Last week marked the 45th anniversary of Star Trek's debut on TV.