Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical. J.K. Rowling said no.
10 Highlights from Cricket's Strangest Matches
As the father of a 16-month old – and another bundle of joy due next month – my wife and I are constantly on the lookout for clever baby products that might provide our son(s) with positive experience
Google is holding a science fair online! If you're from 13-18 years old, and work either alone or in a team or two or three, you can enter.
Leave it to Vice Magazine to dirty up what is otherwise the most straight-laced and coma-inducing genre of writing imaginable: reviews of classical music albums.
Nothing could prepare Jeopardy! champ, author and regular mental_floss magazine columnist Ken Jennings for the battle he's about to face.
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.
Seattle Superhero Suffers Broken Nose
Phoenix Jones wears a mask and a superhero costume when patrolling the streets of Seattle, but does not have Superman's shield of invulnerability.
I've always found the art of pulp fiction novels to be simply fascinating.
Thanks for trying the Friday Free-For-All. This does it for the mental_floss Brain Game this week; it will return again on Monday. Enjoy!
Meet Adrian. She likes chocolate, but not peppermint.
Carl Zimmer's list of banned words for beginning science writers. Wonderful idea: leave the jargon in class and just tell us what happens.
5 New Ways to Tie a Tie.
In any argument about frivolous lawsuits, someone will bring up “that woman who sued McDonald’s over the hot coffee and won four ba-jillion dollars.” Let’s take a closer look at 1994’s Liebeck v.
Tonight for The Late Movies, we have a series of famous speeches, recreated for your enjoyment.
The Golden Globes are coming up this weekend, which means it’s time for a new Miss Golden Globe.
oops is a short film featuring YouTube clips of cameras being dropped, submerged, thrown, or otherwise lost -- mostly by accident.
A few months ago I posted a delightful short film by Studiocanoe, about his job as a projectionist, and how esoteric and precious his endangered profession had become.
One of the ways independent book stores distinguish themselves from the big chain stores is to make their shop into a literary home, where people like to hang out.