7-Up was originally called "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda."
Life at the DNC
Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades.
Photographer Noah Kalina has been taking a picture of himself every day since January 11, 2000. He's so dedicated to his "Everyday" project that he made an app for it.
While shoe-horning these into conversation today might prove difficult, these 17 synonyms for sex were used often enough in 19th-century England to earn a place in the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar To
You don't have to read mental_floss to know that President Obama is running for re-election on the Democratic ticket and that Mitt Romney is opposing him on the Republican ticket.
If you're squinting and still can't make that out, it says, "Kirk is not expected to live long and prosper."
Thanks to Michael Fusion for bringing this to our
Earlier this year you may have heard about a “War on Teachers,” where discussions of how little teachers work compared to how much they're paid got a lot of play in the media.
Everyone wants dibs (such as “I’ve got dibs on that last piece of pizza!”) but do we know what they are or why we call them?
Keep an eye out for an exciting presidential event coming up in October here at mentalfloss.com.
Did you hear the one about the Indian bloggers who Samsung flew to Berlin to see their new gadgets?
Dan Lewis runs the wildly popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click
Labor Day generally marks the end of summer and the start of a new school year.
The Arm of the Law Really Is Quite Long
It reaches five decades backward in time. And all for a lousy dime.
Squirt Gun Flamethrower Just Sounds Like a Bad Idea
An awesome idea.
It’s not that the machines have slight security glitches. It’s more that they’re almost comically hacker-friendly. Take the touchscreen Diebold Accuvote system.
The name dates back to 1903, when most deliveries were made by horse-drawn wagons.
Happy Labor Day!