Alaska is so big that you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it.
© Peter Iovino/altafilms/handout/dpa/CorbisIn The Artist, George Valentin is a silent movie star who stubbornly refuses to change with the times and embrace talking pictures.
What do hamsters eat? According to these videos at YouTube, they'll eat almost anything, and they never stop being adorable while doing it!
Last month we discussed some of the strange ways people entertained themselves before television. Here are five more examples.
Your Before-They-Were-Famous-Authors Fact of the Day (via @mental_floss): Years before she published The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins wrote for several Nickelodeon shows, including Clarissa Explains
© Chris Williams/Icon SMI/CorbisBasketball and hockey coaches wear business suits on the sidelines. Football coaches wear team-branded shirts and jackets and often ill-fitting pleated khakis.
mental_floss has a talent for producing spectacularly successful writers. And no, I'm not just talking about my own immense wealth and power*.
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During the first lines of Annie Hall, Alvy Singer explains his failed relationships with women through an old joke he attributes to Groucho Marx a
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On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
If you've seen the Hindenburg before, it's likely only the film of it crashing and burning -- "Oh, the humanity!" and all that.
From a Millennium Falcon bed to a mousetrap bed (which just might be my favorite on the list!), here's 15 beds that will keep you up at night wishing you had cooler sleeping arrangements.
Chuck Norris May Connect Austria and Slovakia
It looks like people wanting to pass between Slovakia and Austria in the future may have to cross Chuck Norris to do it.
We asked the same question about the NBA a few months back, but today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge focuses on that "other" winter team sport: hockey.
What will happen if the state takes control of human reproduction? The world of science fiction can give us some frightening scenarios. (via Boing Boing)
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.