Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
I've pointed to the Everything is a Remix series previously; it's a series of short documentaries by Kirby Ferguson, discussing how newly created work (music, movies, etc.) is influenced by
While the job of a mail carrier might be largely the same as it was 100 years ago, the postal system itself has drastically changed over the past century.
Turn on the TV at 6:00 this evening and you’ll find the local news, SportsCenter, or perhaps an old Seinfeld rerun. But until this day in 1957, British TVs at 6:00pm wouldn’t show a thing.
The occasional niche blog list we have for you is usually full of entertainments and distractions. This list is a little different.
We barely scratched the surface of historical Doctor Who in our previous post. Today, we'll look at a few of the historical adventures transmitted in the 1960s.
If you've played chess, you might be able to solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge. If you've never tried the game, learn how.
A 4-year-old Pekingese won Best in Show at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Thomas Edison had an encyclopedic memory, and by the early 1920s, he had become increasingly frustrated by the fact that college graduates applying to work for him didn’t have a wealth of knowledge co
The Public School 22 Chorus is a delight -- a choir of fifth graders who sing their hearts out.
If the authorities knock down your door while following procedure to catch you in some nefarious act, you’ll be paying for your own door-fixing contractor.
Got nerves of steel, thousands of coins, and seven hours to kill? No? How about four minutes and a web browser? Okay, perfect.
From the courts to the morgue, if the government doesn’t know someone’s name or wants to withhold it, they give them one of these as a placeholder.
Artist Rebecca Ward constructs fun works of art that redefine the architectural space she's working in.
It's time for a new Wednesday Wordplay challenge here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck!
ONE of the four words in the following list is misspelled.