The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
• Rye is a hardy substance. It can grow in poor soils with less sun and at higher altitudes than wheat, and it can thrive through dampness and drought. The bread made from rye also lasts longer.
The HBO series "Game of Thrones" features an exquisite opening title sequence, showing cities and settlements growing like clockwork toys from the landscape, using a slightly bizarre tilt-sh
Everyone reads Dr. Seuss, Judy Blume, Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak books growing up, but there are thousands more children’s authors out there.
Today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game offers a list of five commonly-misspelled words that begin with the letter "P." Four are spelled correctly; one is
In 1989, Kim Basinger collaborated with her then-boyfriend Prince on a pop album. The title was never officially released.
When it comes to strong ladies on television, there are lots of examples: Murphy Brown, Maude, and that girl played by Marlo Thomas are just a few notably badass fictional female characters.
Meanwhile, at the Bat Cave, the Bat Symbol has been changing.
It’s the smell of chemical defenses and first aid.
This is the first edition of our new afternoon links round-up. The problem is, we need a name. Something to make it stand out from the 27,000 afternoon links round-ups that came before it.
We've posted photos of gorgeous libraries before, but we just can’t get enough of these stunning book repositories.
Don't worry, you won't need a passport (or a sporting event program) to solve the Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
The Artist might have been Uggie's 15 minutes, but here's a more comprehensive study of the 10-year-old Jack Russell's showbiz career.
Do dead people crave donuts?
Installment #14: In the years leading up to the First World War, the European Great Powers competed in a number of ways, ranging from colonies to armaments to trade and finance.
Groucho Marx is unmatched in wit and humor. But one of his most poignant moments wasn’t remotely funny, nor was it caught on camera like so many of his one-liners and zingers.
The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was officially incorporated in New York on this date in 1912.