Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical. J.K. Rowling said no.
When I’m not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).
Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed a hot air balloon with the massive figures in the Macy's Day Parade?
Fermat's Last Theorem is one of the most famous math problems in history, as it remained unsolved for well over 300 years -- and Fermat himself, before his suicide, had written a margin note clai
Let’s take a look at the origins of the butter substitute, and the dairy lobby's attempts to defeat it.
Solid soap is, of course, a useful consumer product. It is also possibly the perfect multi-dimensional art medium.
For those unaware, Manifest Destiny is in vogue again.
Last week, reader Lola inquired if there was a way to construct a Math Square that didn't provide any number clues. There is, so we've offered one today for Brain Game #578.
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon spent 741 weeks—more than 14 years—on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.
Related Fact: Syd Barrett got the name Pink Floyd from two American blues musicians, Pink
Admittedly, I'm not a big opera fan. But if more operas were like these, I might be.
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Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?
Joshua Ellingson is a Bay Area artist who does excellent illustrations. Some of his newest creations involve turning viral YouTube videos into adorable works of art.
According to the good people at Wired, giraffes only require 1.9 hours of sleep per day.
Temple Grandin’s Thinking in Pictures was on our 2009 list of The 25 Most Powerful Books of Past 25 Years.
I'm especially fond of this practical joke idea provided by Blame It On the