PETA once asked the Pet Shop Boys to consider changing their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a big place, and understandably the upkeep is a little more complicated than that of any typical suburban home.
The United States spends $80 billion annually on its intelligence community.
Artist Isao Hashimoto created an animation showing every nuclear test between 1945 (the first Manhattan Project test, called Trinity) and 1998 (a test in Pakistan). The total number?
In the early 1950s, Donald Snyder was serving time in New York’s Green Haven Correctional Facility for auto theft. He escaped, but police were almost immediately on his trail.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a more-difficult-than-most word ladder.
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.