Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
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This mesmerizing animation, released by NASA, shows the phases of the Moon throughout the entirety of 2013, which are caused by the changing angle of the Sun as the Moon orbits the Earth.
Great news, childless clock enthusiasts! These towering timekeepers don’t have anything to do with being a grandpa.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is the final one this week, as we take a couple days off to give thanks for all we have.
Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving Turkeys.
In 1820, an 80-ton sperm whale attacked the Essex, a whaling ship from Nantucket, when it was 2,000 miles away from the western coast of South America.
When you're sitting down for Turkey Day dinner, wow your relatives with factoids about a few of the differences between Canadian and American Thanksgiving.1. Canada probably did it
The Boy Who Found A Dead President
General David Petraeus resigned his position and ended any hope of a run for the presidency over a sex scandal.
The 28-foot rear section of the 94-foot model of the blue whale being raised to join the front section in the Hall of Ocean Life in 1969. The two sections will be locked together.
Holidays, especially traditional family holidays, come loaded with many decisions to make. Luckily, flowcharts give us a geeky shortcut to making those decisions.
Ken Burns's latest documentary, The Dust Bowl, focuses on the greatest man-made ecological disaster in American history—a decade-long drought that overlapped with the Great Depression.
If you take away one thing from today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge, remember that the Missouri - not the mighty Mississippi - is the longest river in North America, ru