Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Disney's 1992 box office dud, Newsies, has gained quite a cult following in the ensuing years.
Do you have five minutes to see what Earth really looks like? You need to watch the time lapse video below.
We know the good ones: Washington coaxing his tattered troops through the winter at Valley Forge, Andrew Jackson bidding the Redcoats adieu in New Orleans, Ike masterminding the invasion of Normandy.
Apparently the U.S. is lagging way behind Europe when it comes to witty shopping bag design.
When Kathryn Lucas of Colorado found her stolen bike for sale on Craigslist, she took action.
The paintings of Monet, DaVinci, Van Gogh and Picasso are so familiar, they can be recognized in seconds. But what would these works look like if they were created today?
It's the beginning of a new week, and that means it's time for a new Monday Math Square here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
The durable Mike Malloy. He survived six murder attempts, placing him above Rasputin in the "hard to kill" category.
Everyone loves a good memory tool.
Retiring a player’s jersey number is most often reserved for all-time greats. Other times, it’s a tribute to a player whose career is cut short by illness or death.
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If you think packing for a long trip is the worst, consider being an explorer!
Since the days of antiquity, scholars and teachers, orators and critics, guide books and travel maps have identified Wonders of the World — locations that stand as a testament to human achievement in
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 comment!
Would you inject 50 hookworms under your skin for your job? Or steam in a vomit sauna for a few hours? Hopefully we non-scientists will never have to answer questions like these.