Deipnophobia is the fear of dinner party conversations.
When I want to add two numbers, I use a calculator. Made of metal.
Gutzon Borglum began carving Mount Rushmore on this date in 1927. Here's everything you need to know about the famous tourist
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
It should be no surprise that a continent with extremely high mountains, extensive waterways, and dense rainforests filled with undiscovered species would have many legends of monsters.
In its early days, radio was a medium for live entertainment. The dramas, comedies, and music were all performed in the studio at the time of broadcast.
Wikimedia CommonsSnake oil salesmen all over the web would have you believe that, for a few easy payments, they'll reveal to you a diet focused on “negative calorie” foods.
We're very excited to announce the launch of the iPad version of mental_floss magazine! The app is free, and if you download it now, you can get the new issue free as well (thanks, Boeing).
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge:
Four Epistles in the New Testament are
divided into two books each, but only ONE
is divided into THREE different b
TV newscaster Jennifer Livingston calls out a bully on air for calling her fat. Then she concisely explains how not only ridiculous but contagious his behavior is.
Harpo Marx, the "silent" Marx brother, was a phenomenal self-taught harpist -- hence the nickname.
After more than 500 losses, Teddy Roosevelt has finally won his first Presidents Race.
If you were given the opportunity to create a piece of art that people from all over the world would see, what would it be?
We’ve seen bookstore cats, animals trained to sniff out bombs and heroic dogs, but now we're here to focus on animals who have served, or are currently serving, their local police departments.
It’s almost like learning the truth about Santa Claus: Once you know, it’s so obvious, but you're still a little heartbroken when you discover that your favorite author didn’t really pen most of