In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
Jim Parsons, who plays the uber-awkward brainiac Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, won his second Emmy Sunday night.
Iceland is a landscape that's still being born.
With new species being discovered all the time, there seems to be no end to the strange wonders of the seas.
1. Leafy Sea
It takes guts to title your blockbuster novel using an intentional misspelling.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game continues on its mission to get your noggin in gear each weekday with a new Tuesday Test Time challenge. Enjoy!
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Slate is beginning a series of articles focusing on school records for 395 students who attended the Manhattan Trade School for Girls in the 1920s.
Sir Mix-a-Lot's 1992 single "Baby Got Back" became a #1 hit, but not without causing a fair bit of controversy for its overtly sexual content.
Short answer for the overwhelmed readers with little time on their hands: Yes, some do.
The process of stinging and dying is called autotomizing and only various honey bees ar
Something pretty remarkable happened this morning: I, and zillions of other Netflix subscribers, received an email from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
Since the Greeks first told the myth of Pygmalion, who wished the statue he loved would come to life, it seems man has been trying to build a perfect replica of himself.
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Tonight, the popular TV series Two and a Half Men will deal with the death of the show's lead character, Charlie Harper, played by Charlie Sheen (as if you didn't know).
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As promised, today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is comprised of 100% Monday Math Square.
Molecular biologists spent ten years trying to figure out the structure of the rhesus monkey retroviral protease enzyme. A group of gamers playing Foldit figured it out in less than ten days.
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.