Every film John Cazale appeared in was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
During the British Raj, or dominion over India (1757-1947), English gained a number of words from Hindi and other Indian languages.
When singer-songwriter Lori McKenna’s son was in second grade, he did a book report on Ruby Bridges, the African-American elementary school student who famously crossed the desegregation lines in 1960
These days, you don’t have to be in the Navy to look like you belong on the open sea.
Some movie-makers make the extra effort to find a spooky location to go with a nightmarish tale. Although not all of these places are haunted, they look like they could be!
Starbucks may hold the unofficial record for world's most expensive cup of coffee, but it is fortunes away from being the most expensive food or drink item on a menu.
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this week.
This might not be the time for the birds and the bees talk, but sometimes, when a man and a woman love each other, they have sex—but they don’t always do it to make a baby.