Alaska is so big that you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a
In this seven-minute talk, MythBuster Adam Savage inspires students to understand how simple questions can lead to major scientific discoveries.
Yesterday I read about a documentary film that debuted at the SXSW Film Festival in which the cinematographer was a cat. The item jogged my memory, as I had posted about this same cat back in 2007.
Today is the Ides of March, and some of my more scholarly cohorts wouldn't let me through the day without coming up with some sort of Julius Caesar-related puzzle for the mentalfloss.com Brain Ga
We're going region by region, giving you one fun fact about each team in the tournament.
Kentucky got its royal blue team color from a piece of clothing.
Lizzie Borden's lawyer's extensive notes on her murder case have been found.
I've been a fan of Put This On for years: I first linked to them way back in 2009 after chipping in a few bucks to help fund their first episode.
I've been at SXSW the past week, so my next few posts will be about _flossy things I've discovered down there that you probably don't know about yet. First up, Dr.
We may not be much help in filling out your bracket, but we can promise one interesting fact about each of the 68 teams in the tournament. Let's tip things off with the West
Okay, this actually happened. In 1959, a group of Sigma Chi brothers at the University of Arkansas elevated squatting to a sport -- and it went viral.
Reader Sarah wrote in to ask, “If you eat a person who has an infectious disease, will you get the disease too? A morbid question I thought of while sitting in a doctor’s office and was too shy to
It's amazing to me how many different types of Hindu ceremonies there are, and how many I'm not familiar with.
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Kara's recent post about classic posters inspired today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Seven reasons to avoid eating meat. Some have to do with your health, others with your sensibilities.
Check out a collection of thoughtful information and links on the Kony 2012 campaign.