How a Pelican Survives a 40-Foot Drop Into the Ocean With No Broken Bones
It's more dangerous than it looks.... READ ON
Watch How Neon Lights Are Made
It's an illuminating marriage of chemistry and craftsmanship.... READ ON
The Actual Definitions of These Words Aren't What You Think They Are
No, "just deserts" doesn't refer to cake.... READ ON
The Word That Appears in 71 Atlanta Street Names
Out-of-towners might get a little confused.... READ ON
Quick Tips For Making Flowers Last
Bloomin' great advice.... READ ON
These Five Comma Types Can Make or Break a Sentence
Commas are pretty important. (They are also pretty, important.)... READ ON
Take a Virtual Tour of Atlantium, Australia's Smallest 'Country'
The 200-acre micronation overlooks the Lachlan River Valley in New South Wales.... READ ON
Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years
Constellations are temporary.... READ ON
Watching 'Mocha Diffusion' Pottery Get Made Is Hypnotic
It looks as if it has a mind of its own.... READ ON
What did I just watch?
How to Destroy the Non-Paper £5 Note
It's nearly impossible to tear...but scientists don't stop there.... READ ON
Watch a Rare Drone Video of a Blue Whale Feeding
A new video of blue whales feeding in New Zealand shows they're picky about which meals are worth the effort.... READ ON
We All Know a Refugee
Refugees are a part of the fabric of the American experience.... READ ON
The Fascinating and Miniature World of Bonsai Trees
Each Bonsai Tree Tells a Story... READ ON
These Marble-Glazed Cakes Are Mesmerizing
Watch and drool.... READ ON
What Makes Peregrine Falcons the Fastest Animals on Earth?
Cruising at rates between 40 and 60 miles per hour, one might say that the predatory bird is the cheetah of the sky.... READ ON
Here's How British and American Spelling Parted Ways
A colourful tale of dictionaries, politics, and national identity.... READ ON

It took three people to compose “The Hokey Pokey." Roland Lawrence “Larry” LaPrise, Charles Macack, and Taft Baker wrote the tune in 1949 to entertain tired skiers at nightclubs in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A super-skimmable daily digest.
©2016 Mental Floss, Inc. All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned by Felix Dennis. is a trademark owned by Felix Dennis.