On the 2011 Czech Republic census, over 15,000 people listed their religion as "Jedi."
Happy 70th Birthday to singer, actress, writer, film producer, director and all-around fabulous gal, Barbra Streisand. Babs has had a pretty neat career.
This month marks my 6-year anniversary blogging for mental_floss. It also marks mentalfloss.com's 6-year anniversary in the blogosphere.
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The Iranian Hostage Crisis, in which Iranian student revolutionaries held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days, was an unprecedented act of state-sanctioned terrorism
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If book smarts translated to field sense, NFL coaches would be desperately recruiting mathletes.
In this five-minute video, we see portions of a Mad Men episode (episode 408, "The Summer Man") as it appears when incompletely downloaded via BitTorrent.
A few years ago, I wrote about some interesting rock formations in the post Nature's Stone Giants. Then there was a followup: Rocks that Rock: 8 Stone Giant Sites.
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You'd think watching pornography would be a turn on.
In 1967, a student sent John Lennon a letter telling him his teacher was conducting a class analyzing the Beatles' songs.
© Bettmann/CORBIS??In the early 1940s, the United States Army was testing the idea of parachuting from planes as a way of deploying troops.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game offers a new Tuesday Test Time challenge that'll have you looking up (or thinking up, anyway). Hopefully, the air's not too thin.
The 13 Most Useless Majors.
It can be a challenge to get insects to look like majestic, beautiful creatures given how much most humans can't stand anything with six legs, but as previously featured photographers Ondrej Paka
It seems like every day you hear a new story about cyber-bullying, phishing or a new computer virus. But when good people get together on the web, it’s amazing what they can achieve.
Adam's apple photo via ShutterstockTouch your fingers to the front of your throat and start humming. Feel around until you can feel vibration directly under your fingers.
Last month we introduced you to nine real people whose pictures have become famous on the internet. Now meet eight more!
1. Ridiculously Photogenic