The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
Here's hoping you'll dig today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge:
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in
The 23 Most Important Lessons Learned During Your Childhood. Illustrated with images from TV, which is where they are learned.
The Most Controversial Game Endings in Sports.
Worried you might be tortured and interrogated soon, but don't want to break down too quickly?
We often hear about the plights of the Third World, and most of us have our share of First World problems. But is there something in between—a Second World?
On this day in 1911, ground was broken for Fenway Park. Though there have since been attempts to update and move the park, fans feel strongly about the storied baseball stadium.
Making “Google Street View” Match Real World Streets
An artist is taking those people famously frozen forever in Google Street View and adding them in the real world to the exact spot they were captu
The third party presidential candidates we told you about a couple of weeks ago were only the top of the list of those running for president in 2012.
A controversial call at the end of Monday Night Football cost Green Bay a victory last night, and the referee's decision swung an estimated $150-$250 million in the gambling world.
October brings with it an exciting presidential event here at mentalfloss.com; more on that very soon!
The Shameful History of WWII Japanese American Internment. Shameful, but no longer swept under the rug as it was a few decades ago.
Cats Act Out Their Favorite Movies. I forgot how funny E.T.
I love how creative the book industry's marketing efforts have become.
Today Sesame Street kicked off its 43rd season. We're big fans of the Street, and to prove it, here are some of our favorite Sesame facts from previous stories and our Amazing Fact
Maybe you’ve heard a bad bottle of wine being described as “corked.” This is the fault of TCA, a chemical compound that contaminates wine barrels and corks, giving vino an odor similar to Grandma’s di
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