Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
We've discussed the story of the Unknown Rebel (what little we know of it, anyway), but we may have never known of his heroic deed if the photographers who managed to document it hadn’t been fast
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who has helped lead his team to the Stanley Cup Finals, is part of an exclusive club.
The Running Bulls Rules
The first rule of running with bulls is probably, ummmm, don’t. Second rule is that if you’re going to do it anyway, be really prepared.
Installment #19: With Russia, France, Germany, and Britain locked in an arms race and trouble brewing along its southern border in the Balkans, Austria-Hungary was soon swept up in the European armame
At Goucher College last month, Ira Glass said that commencement speakers "give stock advice, which is then promptly ignored.” He may be right.
I've grown up hearing Glenn Gould's two performances of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
~Monday morning, you sure look fine.~ Here's a new Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge.
A new therapy involving electrical stimulation is allowing rats to walk again after spinal-cord injuries.
Some Dum Dums have wrappers with question marks where the flavor is normally printed. This was a marketing idea that made the production process run more smoothly and made eating Dum Dums more fun.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Hamburg garbagemen-turned-amateur-photographers converted trash bins into massive pinhole cameras in an effort to capture the city they love and keep clean every day.
A very long but really great
Only you can prevent forest fires, but only Smokey could help us topple the Axis
The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms was also the only president married in a White House ceremony.
The greatest response to LOLcats ever: existential French cat doesn't want your cheeseburgers. Or anything else in the tedium of his pedestrian life. Oh the humanity!