At points in the 1990s, 50% of all CDs being produced worldwide were for AOL.
Because being a secret agent isn’t cool enough, spymasters tend to build elaborate headquarters buildings with really great nicknames.
The road to 50 states was littered with wannabes who couldn't wait to declare themselves—but never quite got to full statehood.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday is a classic puzzle included in Robert Tocquet's 1957 book The Magic of Numbers (2+2=4).
The Three Biggest Lies About College Admission. They may have been valid rules in the past, but the college game has changed a lot in the past few years.
“The dream of a great poet.”
“A fairy tale.”
“Moving crust disease and wandering pole plague.”
In the early 20th cent
There are many examples of traditions that build camaraderie in the military, but few are as well-respected as the practice of carrying a challenge coin—a small medallion or token that signifies a per
You've probably heard by now that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has a new book releasing this week, and it is definitely not for children.
Looking at Einstein’s Brain: There’s An App For That?
Yes, yes there is.
Charles Manson Just Doesn’t Make As Much Sense As You’d Think
And that’s certainly saying something.
Before a ship slides from its berth into the water, it must first get hit on—by a bottle of booze, usually champagne. Here’s the lowdown on the history and physics of smashing some bubbly and launchin
Taking your laptop out of your bag is the second most annoying thing travelers have to do at airport security (number one, of course, is being forced to remove your shoes and put your bare feet on the
Here's hoping you'll dig today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge:
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in
The 23 Most Important Lessons Learned During Your Childhood. Illustrated with images from TV, which is where they are learned.
The Most Controversial Game Endings in Sports.
Worried you might be tortured and interrogated soon, but don't want to break down too quickly?
We often hear about the plights of the Third World, and most of us have our share of First World problems. But is there something in between—a Second World?
On this day in 1911, ground was broken for Fenway Park. Though there have since been attempts to update and move the park, fans feel strongly about the storied baseball stadium.