The actor who was inside R2-D2 hated the guy who played C-3PO.
Put a wild animal in a cage, and it’s bound to act differently. Zoologists and vets have many strategies to help an animal get settled and normalize its behavior in captivity.
“The Ballad of Ira Hayes”
Written by Pete La Farge (1963)
Performed by Johnny Cash
Folk singer and songwriter Peter La Farge packed a lot into his thirty-four years on Earth.
Jason's out this week, so we called in a worthy substitute to whip up this week's Friday Happy Hour. Below is a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.
LIFE at the Fair
Check out these shots from their photo gallery of shots taken at a 1930s fair, a collection that includes this baffling shot of chimps in little cars.
In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it.
Politicians have to dress the part.
Paul Erd?s was a mathematician.
Couple Sold Pot for a Good Cause
Michael Foster and Susan Cooper, both in their 60s, of Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England, were arrested for running a marijuana-growing operation that netted an esti
A mental_floss staffer who shall remain nameless asks, “Why is cranberry juice good for treating UTIs?
If you know the English alphabet and can visualize a bit (or stand on your head), you can solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
First, there's the list of the highest-paid actors of the year.
TV doesn’t get much respect. It rots your brain and grows couch potatoes. But the so-called idiot box also swings elections, rewires brains, snares criminals, and even sways the Supreme Court.
Installment #40: Ten days after Montenegro declared war on the Ottoman Empire, the rest of the Balkan League piled on, with simultaneous declarations of war by Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece, which ulti
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping that nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.
One of the biggest news stories of 2012 has been the so-called Miami Zombie attack, where one man—theorized to be on bath salts—attacked a homeless man and gnawed on his face.