Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
Only three U.S. states - all of which happen to be in the same general area of the country - have five-syllable names.
Mike Rowe wrote a letter to an Eagle Scout -or all Eagle Scouts, with some advice about life. Then he followed up a complaint from an offended Scout.
What would Star Wars look like if it had been made in 1950? Or Ghostbusters just a few years later?
Remember the computer in Minority Report, the one which Tom Cruise manipulated by tossing objects around on a virtual screen? Well, apparently that computer is real.
One of the most recognizable buildings in the world, loved by tourists, locals and giant gorillas alike, the Empire State Building decorates the New York City skyline with regular displays of colored
I was out of town at a wedding last weekend, and when I got back, I found a strange thing on my doorstep -- a bag with a bottle of wine in it, on which was
by Tim Farrell
The ancient Greeks were obsessed with sculpting the perfect male form. But when their civilization died out, bodybuilding died with it.
In honor of Flag Day (and the World Cup!), here's a really fun flag-themed puzzle from a recent How Did You Know?
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
Most scuba divers like to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the world under the waves, but some people like to explore areas that are a little more morbid.
Happy Flag Day, everybody! Have you ever wondered why flags are flown at half-staff in times of mourning? What length of time is appropriate? How'd the tradition get started?
Get Dad something fun for Father's Day. Head over to the mental_floss store, fill up your cart, and enter the code "fathersday" before checkout to get 15% off.
Gobar gas, a byproduct of the decomposition of cow dung, other waste, and any biomass, fuels villages in Nepal and many parts of Asia. The benefits go way beyond saving money and the environment.
by Craig Dorfman
Given their shared preoccupation with kidnapping, family dysfunction and untimely death, it's sort of surprising that Lifetime and Megadeth don't share more fans.
Around 1959 in Notting Hill Tube Station, the passageways to the lift were sealed off for improvements.