Homepage MF slider




How Does Aspirin Help During a Heart Attack?

Kara Kovalchik

The heart is the most important muscle in the body, so it seems like something of a marketing ploy by the folks at Bayer to suggest that something so simple as a humble aspirin tablet can be of any us

The Missing Links: Is Lake Erie Wrecking English?

Colin Patrick

Stickmen May Not Have Organs, But They Do Have Feelings The plight of the stickman doesn’t get nearly enough attention these days.

World War I Centennial: Even Bigger Battleships, Part II

Erik Sass

Installment #32: In the early years of the 20th century, the United States, a burgeoning industrial power, looked to protect its booming overseas commerce with a powerful navy.

10 Amazing Art-Inspired Cakes

Jill Harness

It’s pretty hard to argue that modern cake decorators aren’t artists, especially when you look at some of their takes on games, horror movies and children’s stories.

How Movie Effects Fool Your Brain

Chris Higgins

In this funny 15-minute TED Talk, special effects guru Rob Legato explains, shot by shot, how he made visual effects work in Apollo 13, Titanic, and Hugo.

Could You Deposit One of Those Giant Novelty Checks?

Matt Soniak

Win a golf tournament, a sweepstakes or the lottery, and you usually get two things: One regular check for your winnings and one oversized cardboard one for photo opportunities and framing above your

Brain Game: The Reel Life

Cast your line and see if you can land 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

Morning Cup of Links: Pixel Rain

Miss Cellania

This year's college freshmen were born in 1994, and seeing the world from their point of view will make you feel old.

The Late Movies: Usain Bolt Is the Fastest Man Ever

Erica Palan

Today, the fastest man ever turns 26 years old. Olympic hero Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica on this day in 1986.

8 Great Moments in the History of Editing

the mag

by David Wanczyk Novels, movies, cartoons, tattoos ... everything is better on the second

The Missing Links: The Pop Culture Detective Cracks the Case

Colin Patrick

Please Don’t Swear to God.

Did Wilt Chamberlain Really Sleep With 20,000 Women?

Eddie Deezen

Wilt Chamberlain was born on this date in 1936. Let's check his math on his most famous

How Did the Chicken Cross the Ocean?

Matt Soniak

At some point in the last few thousand years, someone in India or Southeast Asia decided to try catching one of the wild fowl than ran through the jungles and roosted up in the trees.

Green Beans are Good for Your Heart

Miss Cellania

Over the years, you've been subjected treated to tales from my garden. We've had posts about tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, pumpkins (actually two about pumpkins), and corn.

Brain Game: Doughy Dragon

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge provides the scrambled names of three hit motion pictures. Unscramble the anagrams to find the names of the movies.