The medical term for ice cream headaches is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
For some athletes, the Olympics aren’t just a competition: they’re a chance to escape oppression. Earlier this week, seven of Cameroon’s athletes disappeared from London’s Olympic Village.
Say hello to Mitch, whose likes and dislikes are the fodder for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is conveniently scheduled for this weekend. Read some tips on arranging the optimum conditions to enjoy the show.
Exactly How Big Is Our Solar System?
Ummmm, really big.
And: How big is infinity?
If J.K. Rowling’s seven Harry Potter books left you hungry for more Hogwarts, you’re not alone.
When Usain Bolt, Wallace Spearmon and the rest of the field line up for today's 200-meter race, they'll kick off the race not at the fire of a pistol, but a noise triggered by an electronic
In 1933, America was in the depths of the Great Depression. Unemployment stood at around 25%.
The sting of a jellyfish comes from specialized cells in the surface of its tentacles called cnidocytes.
Why do cats (usually) land on their feet?
Two centuries ago, the U.S. declared war on Britain, and invaded its closest colony. Why was the War of 1812 fought, and who really
Here's some "elemental floss" for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.
The Olympics Hall of Shame.
Installment #29: August 7, 1912, was a busy day in one of the most complicated presidential elections in U.S. history.
Throwing rice at a newly married couple has been a tradition for thousands of years, possibly going back as far as the ancient Assyrians and Egyptians.
Today in 1961, Dave Evans (known as "The Edge" of U2) was born. In the 51 years since, The Edge has become known for his layered, echoing guitar lines.