J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
Today is National High Five Day! Do you know how the High Five came about?
13 Delicious Recipes Using Cadbury Creme Eggs (with links to each).
Sometimes you come across something so wonderful that you have to share it with the world. Tonight it's Sheezer, the all-female Toronto-based Weezer tribute band.
For most people, figs are little more than a tasty source of nutrients.
Radiolab is back with another excellent video, produced by Everynone (click that link to view a bunch of similar videos).
It's hard to describe what skydiving is like to someone who's never tried it (though I attempted to a few years ago), because before you've actually taken the plunge, all you can imagin
Wednesday Wordplay is bustin' out all over here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Acne is a peculiarly human problem that might have been caused by the loss of our ancient ancestor's body hair.
1. You know how it smells after it rains? That clean, greenish smell when rain lands on dry ground? That’s petrichor, from the Greek petra (stone) and ichor (the blood of Greek gods and goddesses).
California girls Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are identical twins with opposite personalities. Jess is popular and a little mischievous, while Liz is intelligent and innocent.
As soon as an actor in a movie or TV show starts rattling off a phone number, every viewer knows what the first three digits will be. How did “555” become the convention for fake phone numbers?
I've enjoyed The Museum of Online Museums for years -- it's full of amazing collections of odd things. I even linked to one of the collections back in 2007.
I recently spent eight days traveling around the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, though explaining why I went is a bit complicated.
The March of Progress is the name of a 1965 illustration by Rudolph Zallinger for the Time-Life book series Life Nature Library, specifically for the volume entitled Early Man.
Altoids tins are pretty darn cool, but most of us don't have any use for them besides the occasional storage space for buttons.