Homepage MF slider




"Coffee Jerks," An Examination of '50s and '60s Coffee Ads

Chris Higgins

These husbands are real jerks about their wives' coffee.

What Does a $1 Million RV Look Like?

Weekend Links: Literary Riddles

Roma Panganiban

The Hermit Crab of Spiders

Chris Higgins

This spider uses discarded snail shells as homes.

17 Awesome and Weird Bill Murray-Inspired Products

Erin McCarthy

Here at mental_floss, we love Bill Murray, who is always doing awesome stuff—so when I decided to brainstorm art for our newly renovated office, it wasn't hard to decide where to start.

WWI Centennial: The Fall of Antwerp

Erik Sass

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.

11 Towering Facts About Brachiosaurus

Mark Mancini

Today, we’re stepping back and taking a good look at what must have been one of the most awe-inspiring dinosaurs of all time: the magnificent Brachiosaurus.

The Missing Links: The Greatest Comedy Villains, Mmm'kay?

Colin Patrick

11 Facts for Eleanor Roosevelt’s 130th Birthday

Mark Mancini

On October 11, 1884, a truly incredible woman was born in New York City.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

20 Italian Hand Gestures, Demonstrated by Male Models

Arika Okrent

Scientists in Sweden Hide Bob Dylan Lyrics in Their Papers

Meghan Holohan

The researcher who successfully sneaks the most Dylan lyrics into papers before retirement wins a free lunch.

Brain Game: It's All Over

Sandy Wood

19 Colors You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Paul Anthony Jones

Where Did the Rhythmic Clapping Cheer At Baseball Games Come From?

Hannah Keyser