The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
Under J. Edgar Hoover, everybody who was anybody had an FBI file. Here are some interesting things we found while poking around their archives.
You may be familiar with the iconic Philippe Halsman image of Salvador Dali in mid-air with flying cats, disembodied arms, and floating furniture.
You'll have to take a mental trip across the United States to come up with the answers to today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.
From wolves to lightning strikes, even the most well-planned space flights are often plagued by ridiculous accidents. Sometimes lots of them all in a row.
Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week.
Devo and Thomas Pynchon. Mick Jagger and Charles Baudelaire.
The supersized sandwich is the crown jewel of American dining -- served everywhere from four-star restaurants to your local greasy spoon. But not all sammys are created equal.
Last night marked the start of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The annual summer event is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is broadcast in more than 72 countries.
If someone is described as meaner than Simon Cowell or a bigger lush than Snooki, you probably understand the reference. But will anyone get those same jokes in 30 years?
With gas prices continuing to jump up and down, there's increasing attention on finding viable alternative fuels.
We’ve featured geeky wedding photos and geeky family photos before. Here's more geek love!
1. Come to the Dark Side (We Have
A Sobering Look At Lotteries
This Powerball lottery simulator allows you to see just how much money you’d stand to lose if you play the lottery on a regular basis.
Everyone knows Beaker, Kermit, Rizzo, and Fozzie. It’s time we give lesser-known Muppets some love!
A few years back we wrote about a hilarious blog called Fake Science, which deals in intentional pseudo-science.
Last summer Bill DeMain shared 15 nuanced words and expressions that simply can’t be said in English. Haley Sweetland Edwards gave you 14 more last fall.