Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
Next time you try to avoid a sick friend or refuse to hug a sick family member, don't feel bad—you're just doing it to protect yourself.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge brings with it a brand new word ladder.
The Powerball lottery passed 500 million dollars -the biggest jackpot ever.
The walls of the educational hall of fame are lined with photos of the best teachers: Miss Frizzle. Mr. Wizard. And Bill Nye, the Science Guy.
The most impressive thing about this photo isn't the way the sun looks as it is setting behind the weeping willow. It's that it's not really a weeping willow at all.
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“But It’s Already Cheap!?!”
Improv Everywhere creates a Black Friday mob at the dollar store.
What’s next? Bungee jumping woodchucks? BASE jumping otters?
Today is Bill Nye’s birthday—and to commemorate the occasion, we delved into the sometimes steamy (let's just say Doc Brown is involved), always wacky world of fan fiction based on everyone'
Bradley Cooper. Channing Tatum. Kim Jong Un?
She's funny, she channels emotions we all share but tend to hide, and she's a cat. Is it any wonder that the internet loves Grumpy
More and more, we can get computers to do things for us by talking to them.
Along with Mercury in retrograde, the full moon is a pretty popular scapegoat for bad luck and bizarre behavior. Encounter someone acting strangely? Blame it on the lunar phases!
We’ve seen great libraries from all over the world, including a second look at amazing American libraries. Now it’s time for more beautiful libraries in Europe!
1. The Royal Library,
I lost an hour or so making sure I supplied the correct answer to today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time puzzle, and I'm still not convinced of my success.