On the 2011 Czech Republic census, over 15,000 people listed their religion as "Jedi."
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.
The Arm of the Law Really Is Quite Long
It reaches five decades backward in time. And all for a lousy dime.
Squirt Gun Flamethrower Just Sounds Like a Bad Idea
An awesome idea.
It’s not that the machines have slight security glitches. It’s more that they’re almost comically hacker-friendly. Take the touchscreen Diebold Accuvote system.
The name dates back to 1903, when most deliveries were made by horse-drawn wagons.
Happy Labor Day!
The first ever Cat Video Festival was held Thursday in Minneapolis.
[Note: This post was written before last night's episode, so if you haven't seen it yet, there are no spoilers.
Installment #34: By September 1912, Europe was divided into two alliance blocs, knit together by treaties both secret and public: on one side there was the alliance between France and Russia, which wa
How many words do you know? I missed one at the very end, curses!
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I'm a big fan of Les Stroud, better known as Survivorman.
The National Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that in 2011, for the first time since 1966, Jerry Lewis would not be headlining the annual MDA Telethon for "Jerry's Kids." After