The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
As has become the custom here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, we open the work week with a new Monday Math Square.
Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy just about everything else. But is a market economy a good thing in the long run?
Mike Wallace died Saturday at the age of 93.
When traveling across the United States, it sometimes feels like the locals are speaking a whole different language.
Get in the holiday spirit with BuzzFeed's round-up of the 65 sketchiest Easter Bunnies.
The sacred Christian holiday of Easter is celebrated in somewhat similar ways around the world, but there are some traditions from various regions that may be new to you.
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According to the BBC, 74% of American children say chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first.
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From the Department of Dreams: 8 Ways Magnetic Levitation Could Shape the Future.
Did you learn the elements of the periodic table by singing a song? It's quite common these days. Me? I never learned the elements at all!
When I was in Dresden in 1998, the city was undergoing massive renovations where the allied bombs leveled some of the most beautiful architecture in Germany (infamously, if you remember the story).
Clement Laird Vallandigham was never a household name, but during the era of the Civil War, he led an interesting and amazing life that ended abruptly and bizarrely.
Over the course of his career,
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Wow. Here's the original pitch Jim Henson made to sell The Muppet Show to CBS.
Many of us started out at jobs way down at the bottom of the food chain.
Naked Ride Through a Car Wash
Three men in Abbotsford, British Columbia, decided to get themselves clean by taking a ride through a car wash. Naked. In a shopping cart.