France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a film adaptation of the series; it raised $1 million in under 5 hours.
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.
When we imagine the creation of an object, be it a light bulb or an iPad, we typically imagine a sole inventor, toiling away in a room to build it. But it's never that simple.
When the Catholic cardinals meet to pick a new pope in the “papal conclave,” they’re sequestered in the Sistine Chapel so that their deliberations aren’t influenced by the outside world and that their
Any child can tell you that banning something is almost a surefire way of piquing an interest in it.
The customer is always right, as these 11 companies learned the hard way.
A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles is a wonderful place to search or browse through the wordy history of our neighbors to the North.
Our celebration of all things Pi and Einstein continues.
Emily Hagins is just 20 years old, but she’s already written and directed four feature films. Her latest, Grow Up, Tony Phillips, had its world premiere tonight at the SXSW film festival.