In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
To show you just how hot it gets, Dr. Ernie Ward closes himself into a parked car for 30 minutes. He even cracks all the windows.
There's usually a doctor around in the movies, and they save the day. But what about in real life?
Now that we've passed the halfway point of 2013, let’s look back at the most popular stories on mentalfloss.com from the last six months.
When John Adams penned a letter to future First Lady Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776, he guessed how future generations of Americans would celebrate Independence Day with remarkable accuracy.
Some are eloquent quotes worthy of the holders of the highest office in the nation, and others... aren’t.
Your guests will delight in these on-theme American classics; you will delight in delivering to them bits of musical Americana, one song at a time.
Ask the right questions about fireworks, and your Fourth of July is sure to pop!
Fireworks. Barbeques. Trips to the ER. Sick of doing the same old thing every Fourth of July? Abandon the same old-same old and celebrate like our presidents do. Here’s how.
Chalk the Philly landmark’s famous blemish up to faulty building materials from across the pond.
Happy Fourth of July!
To celebrate Lady Liberty's reopening—and Independence Day, of course—here are some little-known Liberty facts.