M&M’s stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the last names of the candy’s founders.
(Modern Scantron test sheet; photo by Josh Davis, used under CC license.)
We learned this week that Michael Sokolski, a soldier, engineer, and inventor of the Scantron, died on June 13.
For nearly two centuries, powdered wigs—called perukes—were all the rage.
Every summer, movie season collides with merchandising mania to create a perfect storm of licensed nonsense.
Miss Holocaust Survivor Pageant
Hava Hershkovitz was crowned Miss Holocaust Survivor in the first pageant of its kind last night in Haifa, Israel.
Try for a bull's eye with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
How did the internet react to the Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare? With memes and image macros, of course!
An Internet Family Vacation.
Until Mitt Romney names his running mate, you're going to be hearing a lot about potential vice presidents.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME! All the following TV shows have something in common.
David De Lossy/ThinkstockYou might not realize it while you’re frying them sunny side up on a Sunday morning, but chicken eggs (and those of other birds, and reptiles) are some pretty sophisticated pi
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Before he was driving Miss Daisy, helping Andy bust out of Shawshank or making gadgets for Batman, Morgan Freeman starred in the The Electric Company from 1971-1977. He was, of course, badass.
In today's "feel old again" news, the classic song "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners turned 30 this week. The original single was released on June 26, 1982.
Heather Poole is the author of Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet. We begged her to reveal 10 workplace secrets.
Why is America’s favorite game show consolation prize called “Turtle Wax”?
Benjamin Hirsch started mixing up batches of his special formula liquid car polish in his Chicago bathtub in 1945.
Less than a month to go before the opening of the London Olympics, and we are halfway through the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay that takes the Olympic Flame through all four countries of the United Kingd