The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
All eyes are on London for the start of the 2012 Olympics, so today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge tests your knowledge of the most recognizable Games symbol.
The "mystery woman" seen with Kim Jong-Un recently was the source of international speculation, which all turned out to be wrong.
As the Olympic Games get set to kick off in London with the opening ceremony on Friday, we know that the next couple of weeks will feature some fantastic athletic stories to inspire us, amaze us, and
In 1977, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg agreed to make a film called Raiders of the Lost Ark, a tribute to the Saturday matinee adventure serials of the 1930s and 40s.
Welcome back once again to the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments.
Romeo + Juliet
Earlier today, we quizzed you on the countries that have won more than 100 Olympic medals. Now it's time for the other side of the equation. Twenty-one countries have won just one medal.
A Happy Little Remix
Recently, Lucas Reilly wrote an awesome article explaining what became of all of the wonderful mountains and rivers and pine trees Bob Ross painted over the years.
We're taking a look back at the fine art competitions that originated in ancient Greece and were revived as part of the modern Olympics from 1912 to
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Thousands of athletes from all over the world are in London for the 2012 Olympics. Many of them are already stars, having trained their entire lives for this chance at gold.
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Much to the dismay of Hallmark and the U.S. Postal Service, there are no federal holidays in August. Because we’re always looking for an excuse to throw a good party, let's make one up!
Charles Babbage designed a fully functional mechanical computer called the Analytical Engine in 1837.
On April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian and 18 other sailors aboard the HMS Bounty wrested control of the ship from their commanding officer, Lieutenant William Bligh.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge takes you on a trip to our continental cohort, South America.