Visit a waterfall at dusk and you may see moonbows—nighttime rainbows.
From Cindy, a really cool interactive picture maybe best described as an illustrated Wikipedia. It's incredibly detailed, and definitely a time waster.
This morning Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.
Sure, Olympians are crazy fit, but there's something about those indoor track cyclists that makes your jaw plummet to the floor. What is it? Oh, yes, their massive thighs.
You Bet Your Life was a radio game show at first, then moved to TV. Groucho Marx wasn't the first host, but he was the most successful.
We often think of American presidents as butts of jokes, the muses for mockery, and the subjects of satire.
Attack of the Parachuting Activist Teddy Bears
The situation in Belarus just got real.
During World War II, the Allies famously tricked Hitler into believing that the First United States Army Group would invade France at Pas-de-Calais.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Inmates Attempt Escape Disguised as Garbage
Sidney da Cruz and Carlos Pereira, two detainees at the Delegacia de Furtos jail in Curitiba, Brazil, had a great idea.
For some athletes, the Olympics aren’t just a competition: they’re a chance to escape oppression. Earlier this week, seven of Cameroon’s athletes disappeared from London’s Olympic Village.
Say hello to Mitch, whose likes and dislikes are the fodder for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is conveniently scheduled for this weekend. Read some tips on arranging the optimum conditions to enjoy the show.
Exactly How Big Is Our Solar System?
Ummmm, really big.
And: How big is infinity?
If J.K. Rowling’s seven Harry Potter books left you hungry for more Hogwarts, you’re not alone.
When Usain Bolt, Wallace Spearmon and the rest of the field line up for today's 200-meter race, they'll kick off the race not at the fire of a pistol, but a noise triggered by an electronic