A polar bear can smell a seal that's 20 miles away.
Did you learn the elements of the periodic table by singing a song? It's quite common these days. Me? I never learned the elements at all!
When I was in Dresden in 1998, the city was undergoing massive renovations where the allied bombs leveled some of the most beautiful architecture in Germany (infamously, if you remember the story).
Clement Laird Vallandigham was never a household name, but during the era of the Civil War, he led an interesting and amazing life that ended abruptly and bizarrely.
Over the course of his career,
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Wow. Here's the original pitch Jim Henson made to sell The Muppet Show to CBS.
Many of us started out at jobs way down at the bottom of the food chain.
Naked Ride Through a Car Wash
Three men in Abbotsford, British Columbia, decided to get themselves clean by taking a ride through a car wash. Naked. In a shopping cart.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge is a bit of fun, so while you're welcome to try to come up with a correct answer, you shouldn't feel at all bad if you d
Why Humans Need a Tribe.
They called it “Angel’s Glow.”
Welcome once again to our weekly GUESS THE THEME challenge. All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments.
Queen - Bicycle
President Obama made news this week flashing the Vulcan salute with Nichelle Nichols. Here are a bunch of other famous folk doing the
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In the late 1970s, the Phillies’ mascots were two 18th-century siblings named Philadelphia Phil and Philadelphia Phyllis, but the duo did little to attract
Sure, everyone’s tried cherry or mint lip balms, but why settle for bland when you can go for bizarre? Here are 11 of the weirdest lip gloss flavors ever.
Fish normally are found in three places: in the wild water, in aquariums, and on our dinner plates. But fish can move from one of these worlds to another.