The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
The average adult has 28 to 32 teeth, depending on their "wise" set of third molars or lack thereof. But besides the importance of brushing and flossing, how well do you know your chompers?
Today in shameless self-promotion, here's a link to David Carr's latest piece, which is about our owner Felix Dennis and includes some nice coverage of our "smarty pants magazine":
Peter Cushing is famous for his roles in the Hammer films, his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, his roles in Doctor Who films, and later as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (among many other roles).
The act of scraping nails down a chalkboard creates a sound so awful that most people have an instantaneous reaction: A shiver runs up the spine, and they slap their hands over their ears.
Here's a brand new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge.
Senator George McGovern, the antiwar 1972 presidential candidate, died Sunday at age 90.
In 1981, author Suzette Haden Elgin was working on a speech when she began to wonder why feminist science fiction always portrayed either matriarchy, where women were superior to men, or androgyny, wh
Before they were headlining movies and TV shows, these celebs were just like everyone else trying to make it in Hollywood: thrilled to call home to report that the “Flight Attendant #3” role was total
Blue Jays' manager John Farrell was so highly coveted by the Red Sox to replace Bobby Valentine, Boston sent infielder Mike Aviles to Toronto to bring Farrell to Beantown.
Jean Baret was one heck of an explorer back in the late 1700s, circumnavigating the globe and serving as an assistant to naturalist Philibert Commerçon.
The famous mascot of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer is not one lion, but five lions. These are their stories.
Most certainly a conversation-starting piece: photographs of Marines' faces before, during, and after serving in Afghanistan.
A surprising number of military inventions have found their ways into our civilian lives. Here are just a few military-turned-everyday items.
In Feel Old Again news, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console went on sale 27 years ago this week in North America.
In the tropical lowlands of the Amazon rainforest, some of the frogs are shrinking. No cause for alarm, though. This isn’t the work of deforestation, mining runoff or even witch doctors.