When asked if Abe had any hobbies, Mary Todd Lincoln said, “Cats.”
Even though corporations have unfilled job openings, they tend to not hire the unemployed.
Technically speaking, naked implies that a person is unprotected or vulnerable. It also describes something that is unadorned or without embellishment, as in the oft-mentioned naked truth.
On this date in 1947, the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency were established in the United States under the National Security Act.
You lie down to get some sleep after a long night of drinking, and the room seems to be spinning uncontrollably. What
A Shot of Reel Life
FILMography holds up screenshots from famous films over the NYC locations where they were shot.
On November 16, 1940, an unattended wooden toolbox was discovered on a windowsill in the Consolidated Edison Company building at 4 Irving Place in Manhattan.
Tonight on the PBS series American Experience, Ric Burns brings us Death and the Civil War, a bleak and wrenching documentary about the 750,000 people who died in the American Civil War.
When I notice there's quite a few of something interesting on the internet, I make a list of them and post it here.
October brings with it an exciting presidential event here at mentalfloss.com. More on that soon.
CIA operatives got into Tehran and rescued six of the Americans held hostage in 1979.
On this date 6 years ago, Alaska's Fourpeaked Mountain erupted (at left), its first eruption in at least 10,000 years.
Behind every good war are many good women. Using their feminine (and in at least one case masculine) wiles, the following five spies would make James Bond proud.
Honest Abe On the Big Screen
The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln is out and it looks great.
Jetpacks have long been a staple of American futurism: we believe that soon, just down the line a bit, we'll be able to strap on a jet-powered backpack and fly to work.
Here's this season's final Monday Math Square challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.