Homepage MF slider





The Missing Links: The Last Moment Robot

Colin Patrick

Let’s Save These 11 Places, Shall We? On this day of amazing lists of 11 here at mental_floss, it seems fitting to share another notable compilation of that number.

11 Planets You Never Had to Memorize

Calli Arcale

??"My Very Early Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.” Whatever mnemonic you used, you probably had to learn nine planets.  (Younger readers may be learning just eight!)  But our solar system actua

11 Quirky Code Names for Apple Products

Chris Higgins

Apple uses secret internal code names for many of its products before they're released.

11 Game Show Hosts and Their Musical Aspirations

Stacy Conradt

After legendary game show host Richard Dawson passed away last week, Gawker dug up a single Dawson released in 1967.

11 Languages Spoken by 11 People or Fewer

Adrienne Crezo

Vladimir Korostyshevskiy / Shutterstock.com 1. Ho-Chunk is the language of the Hocák Nation, more commonly known as the Winnebago tribe of Wisconsin and Nebraska.

How 11 Triple Crown Winners Spent Their Retirement Years

Scott Allen

JOHN ANGELILLO/UPI/Landov The decision to scratch and retire I’ll Have Another with swelling in his left front leg on the day before the Belmont Stakes cost him a shot to become the 12th Triple Cr

11 Cool, Creative and Totally Crazy Barbecue Grills

Jill Harness

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to start burning hot dogs grilling! If you’re in the market for a new one, maybe one of these strange grills will spark your

Awkward Family Photos Contest Winners!

Andréa Fernandes

We're so excited to have the Awkward Family Photos Game in our store that we partnered with FamilyAndPartyGames.com to run a contest to give away copies of the game! On Tuesday, Wednesday, and T

11 Creative Postage Stamps from Around the World

Bill DeMain

These stamps bring out the inner philatelist in all of us. 1. Mini Phonograph

Brain Game: Math Square #125

Put your mathematics hat on and try today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge. More fun than Sudoku?

Morning Cup of Links: Toothpick Heist

Miss Cellania

A series of animated shorts has been released to accompany the Bill Murray film Moonrise Kingdom.

11 Celebrities Posing with mental_floss

Kara Kovalchik

Dateline: Novi, Michigan – Motor City Comic Con 2012.

11 Things You Didn’t Know About America’s Spymasters

David W Brown

© JASON REED/Reuters/Corbis There’s more to being a spy than drinking martinis, talking into shoe-phones, and discarding messages that self-destruct in five seconds.

Test-Tube-to-Table: 11 Up-and-Coming Genetically Engineered Animals

Haley Sweetland Edwards

© Najlah Feanny/CORBIS SABA It's been almost 16 years since Dolly the cloned sheep was born.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you