J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
Today, 53 years and a day after Laika the Russian space mutt became the first dog to launch into orbit, mental_floss hopes to help dogkind take a giant leap backwards: with a new column we're cal
As a work of art, Julien Berthier’s boat Love-love probably creates a lot of praise and wonderment.
Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist and mental_floss contributor Bud Shaw has always had a soft spot for the quirky side of sports.
I saw a new online marriage proposal yesterday. While I waited to see what the potential bride's reaction was, I thought about how many imaginative proposals I've seen.
Unemployment, wars, terrorism, natural disasters -- times are hard, there's no question. But times have been harder. We've been through worse and bounced back.
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As with the beginning of most epochs, two dandies didn’t wake up one morning in London and have the fo
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert FALL into TREE in the fewest steps possible.
Kurt Vonnegut Didn't Know Doodly-Squat About Writing: Finally, Literary Analysis Worth Reading. Knowing this is fiction doesn't make this scenario any less fascinating.
Sometimes, you just gotta dance. And sometimes you should check for cameras. Then again, this could be the break you've been waiting for.
I remember the Safety Dance. So do these
I almost hate to share some of these – it’s always a bit strange (and sometimes disappointing) when you have a scenario in your head for what a song is about, then find out that you were completely of
California State Senator Jenny Oropeza easily won re-election yesterday – despite having passed away back on October 20th from complications caused by a blood clot.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
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Franz Xaver Messerschmidst was, by all accounts, an incredibly talented sculptor. By the end of his life he was also, by most accounts, thoroughly insane.
• Tabasco sauce is like Kleenex or Band Aids, or even Coca-Cola here in the South -- a brand name that has become a catch-all for products bearing its likeness.