Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
Here's a new word ladder puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge:
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other lette
Parts of the script for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie were leaked online (and promptly pulled).
Flowers have long been a popular subject of artists and photographers, but when so many people have already portrayed the natural beauty of plants in so many different ways, it's hard to create s
In colonial times, it was considered ungentlemanly, corrupt, and downright sleazy to openly solicit votes through campaign speeches and advertisements.
Early last week, the Muppets lost a member of their family: puppeteer Jerry Nelson died.
So, You’re Telling Me Swedish People Don’t Actually Say “Bork” In Every Sentence?
According to real, actual Swedish people, they don’t see a whole lot of resemblance in the famous Muppet chef.
It's hard to understand just how far medical science has progressed over the last hundred years ... until you look at what passed for standard, advisable treatment back then.
In the new documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, we get to see the top Tetris players in the world duke it out, to discover who is truly the master of the game.
This week in Tampa, those attending the 2012 Republican National Convention will exchange far more than plans for adjusting the tax code and adjective-laden riffs relating to the hairstyles of Romney
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The 2010 U.S. Census has provided source data for many of our puzzles, and today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge is a prime example.
California experienced 300 earthquakes in one day. None were all that powerful, but what might come next?
The Best Of The Internet's Reaction To The Botched "Ecce Homo" Painting.
by Seth Colter Walls
Just 13 years after President Richard Nixon’s resignation, a heroic opera about him seemed like a sure flop. Today, it’s part of the global
Today marks the 21st anniversary of Moldova's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union. What better way to celebrate independence than with pop music and rock 'n' roll?
Happy 60th Birthday to Pee-wee Herman
Paul Reubens, the man who plays everyone’s favorite eternal child Pee-wee Herman, is turning 60 years old today.