Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, this week seemed like a great time to give a tip of our caps to stay-at-home moms, including these four who used clever ideas to become business moguls.
Time to settle up our Six-Word Fact contest! The following people have all won mental_floss t-shirts. (Except Josh, who's married to one of our researchers.
Last Christmas, a surprise popped up online: a prototype of The Legend of Zelda, the iconic Nintendo game.
Airigami consists of using balloons (and air) to make works of art.
Public domain books have been around for a long time, but until efforts like Project Gutenberg came along, getting your hands on them was no different than any other book: you'd have to check it
The Situation Room Meme: The Shortest Route From Bin Laden to Lulz.
Each week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
Last week I pointed to a profile of Steven Sasson, Inventor of the Digital Camera. But his short interview is just the latest in a string of inventor profiles by David Friedman.
I admit, it's possible to make a video demonstrating ignorance about any topic -- just go ask people stuff on the street until you get enough "dumb" answers, and away you go.
Author and professor Philip M. Parker has written more than 200,000 books - aided in large part by a knowledge-gathering computer program he created himself.
If you're a great writer overflowing with brilliant ideas for stories and quizzes and you'll be in the New York area this summer, you could be our next intern!
“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.” So begins the latest literary mash-up from our friends at Quirk Books
Popular culture has given us the idea that war used to be less vicious and more orderly.
The opening titles of a film can say a lot about what’s to follow.
A passing in the family requires a few days' respite from the daily Brain Game and 5 Questions quiz. Kara and I plan to return to these duties to begin next week.