France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
Need a little tranquility? In this two-and-a-half minute time lapse video, we see a whole bunch of flowers blooming.
Restaurants are ideal places for spies to ply their trade, as there’s plenty of ambient noise, a nice crowd to throw things off, and food to go around, which tends to alleviate stress.
Knock on today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge:
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions,
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Babies sure are cute. But do they make good world leaders? Here’s a peek at some of history’s youngest rulers and their reigns.
1. King Oyo (Toro Kingdom,
Steve Martin, a Texas native who worked his way from writing comedy for The Smothers Brothers to becoming an accomplished and award-winning actor, comedian, musician and writer, turns 67 today.
In this ten-minute video, Kirby Ferguson explains how the basic elements of a "remix" are actually the core parts of all creative work.
Where in the F-Bomb Did the Term ‘F-Bomb’ Come From?
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary added "f-bomb" to its collection of words that are words.
In 2001, Belgian schools waged a new front in the war against childhood obesity.
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.
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Devo and Thomas Pynchon. Mick Jagger and Charles Baudelaire.