The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
In 1894, Milton Snavely Hershey founded the Hershey Company.
I wrote about Daniel Johnston in a Late Movies post two weeks ago, pointing to some of my favorite performances by him.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
On September 14, 1985, The Golden Girls premiered on NBC. Twenty-six years later, we have lost all of the show's stars except America's sweetheart, Betty White.
This week we're running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology.
A few years ago, a poll found that 58 percent of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real person (meanwhile, 47 percent thought that Richard the Lionheart was not).
If you're a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm and you watched the season finale this past sunday night, you might have noticed a mental_floss cameo appearance.
It doesn’t matter what country you live in, you’ve undoubtedly encountered your share of American junk foods.
Here's a video game (a sort of ultra-simplified Super Mario Bros) made using paper, some motorized rollers, a speaker, a knob, a cardboard box, and an intriguing little circuit board thingy calle
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).
Good luck with today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game:
The blanks in each of the following words can be filled with some combination of the letters A, B, C, D,
Vladimir Putin, Action Man.
I was driving to work the other day when I spotted the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile parked across the street. I actually turned the car around to get a picture of it.
Last week, I rounded up some songs about guys named Johnny. And then, the awesome members of the Mental Floss community did what they do best: suggested tons more!
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