Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
MIT's 21-story Green Building was briefly transformed into a giant Tetris game on on September 12, 2011. That game was shut down due to glitches in gameplay.
[Originally published January 9, 2008]
I was clicking through our archives recently and discovered something pretty impressive: almost every blogger on this site, including yours truly, has written
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a new Word Ladder puzzle.
There are over 100 species of marine mammals in the world, and most of them have as much cool stuff going for them as any old Moby Dick.
Happy 70th Birthday to singer, actress, writer, film producer, director and all-around fabulous gal, Barbra Streisand. Babs has had a pretty neat career.
This month marks my 6-year anniversary blogging for mental_floss. It also marks mentalfloss.com's 6-year anniversary in the blogosphere.
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The Iranian Hostage Crisis, in which Iranian student revolutionaries held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days, was an unprecedented act of state-sanctioned terrorism
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If book smarts translated to field sense, NFL coaches would be desperately recruiting mathletes.
In this five-minute video, we see portions of a Mad Men episode (episode 408, "The Summer Man") as it appears when incompletely downloaded via BitTorrent.
A few years ago, I wrote about some interesting rock formations in the post Nature's Stone Giants. Then there was a followup: Rocks that Rock: 8 Stone Giant Sites.
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You'd think watching pornography would be a turn on.
In 1967, a student sent John Lennon a letter telling him his teacher was conducting a class analyzing the Beatles' songs.
© Bettmann/CORBIS??In the early 1940s, the United States Army was testing the idea of parachuting from planes as a way of deploying troops.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game offers a new Tuesday Test Time challenge that'll have you looking up (or thinking up, anyway). Hopefully, the air's not too thin.