A polar bear can smell a seal that's 20 miles away.
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I'm heading home early to hug my
by Scott Meslow
With only 12 days left 'til Christmas, we're in the heart of caroling season — and few songs would seem more appropriate than "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
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.
“Behind me stands a wall that encircles the free sectors of this city, part of a vast system of barriers that divides the entire continent of Europe.”
It was June 1987.
One of the ways we celebrate the end of the work week here at mental_floss is to round up the oddest news stories for The Weird Week in Review.
A lot of people think that the distress signal is an abbreviation for “save our souls” or “save our ship.” But in reality, "save our souls" and "save our ship" are backronyms, and
Obviously, because they’ve been naughty, and not nice.
Some of the students working at CERN in 2010 had at least one interesting extracurricular activity: Filming a zombie movie around the facility.
Please say hello to my friend Darrin, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
How To Make An Awesome Family Christmas Card. With examples of funny, bizarre, and tragic cards that will be passed around for eternity.
Disaster Tourism at the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Site.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
We tossed aside quite a few letters as our language grew.
Throughout the centuries, the patronage system has allowed for the redistribution of wealth from the business class to the creative class—the members of which were often assumed to be starving and in
Photo courtesy Snoop's Instagram
Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Lion) recently claimed in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) that he smokes a lot of marijuana. And I mean, a lot.