Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
You might have to be 35 to run for president, but you can become mayor of a town much, much sooner.
Superstar Beyonce Knowles turns 31 today.
It's time for another edition of Lit Slits, where we test your knowledge of books people like to tell everyone they've read. This edition quizzes you on presidential memoirs.
Reader Jen wrote in to ask, “Why do old injuries ache during crummy
Life at the DNC
Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades.
Photographer Noah Kalina has been taking a picture of himself every day since January 11, 2000. He's so dedicated to his "Everyday" project that he made an app for it.
While shoe-horning these into conversation today might prove difficult, these 17 synonyms for sex were used often enough in 19th-century England to earn a place in the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar To
You don't have to read mental_floss to know that President Obama is running for re-election on the Democratic ticket and that Mitt Romney is opposing him on the Republican ticket.
If you're squinting and still can't make that out, it says, "Kirk is not expected to live long and prosper."
Thanks to Michael Fusion for bringing this to our
Earlier this year you may have heard about a “War on Teachers,” where discussions of how little teachers work compared to how much they're paid got a lot of play in the media.
Everyone wants dibs (such as “I’ve got dibs on that last piece of pizza!”) but do we know what they are or why we call them?
Keep an eye out for an exciting presidential event coming up in October here at mentalfloss.com.
Did you hear the one about the Indian bloggers who Samsung flew to Berlin to see their new gadgets?
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Labor Day generally marks the end of summer and the start of a new school year.