In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
We've been all about the alphabet in our recent Tuesday Test Time challenges. This time around, you need rattle off just two letters to solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
A timeline of real-time updates on hurricane Sandy and what it's doing to the U.S. Atlantic coast.
Last month, I shared 10 wonderful book trailers.
When disaster hits, it destroys whatever is in its path, whether it's a private residence or a major bank that contains hundreds of thousands of financial records.
As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast, here's a look back at other dramatic hurricanes in American history.
As Hurricane Sandy pounds the East Coast, here's a Big Question from the mental_floss
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In honor of the founding of the Red Cross on October 29, 1863, here's a closer look at the organization, how it works, and its greatest triumphs.
Kryptos photo via Wikimedia Commons
Kryptos is an encrypted sculpture installed at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
Hurricane Sandy is making its presence known across the Eastern Seaboard, with powerful winds beginning to lash the coast and rain starting to pour down from North Carolina to New York.
It’s a reliable movie trope: Our heroes are lost in the woods, and in their valiant effort to make a beeline out of the forest or back to camp or civilization, they inevitably get turned around and wi
Best wishes to our East Coast readers as they brace for a nasty bit of weather.
If there is any doubt as to how serious the National Weather Service is taking Frankenstorm, read the warning they gave for New Jersey residents.