In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
This week (September 24 through October 1, 2011) is the American Library Association's Banned Books Week, an "annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Ame
As a kid, I was a big fan of ThunderCats.
You may have heard that the inventor of Doritos died this week. Arch West was the marketing vice president at Frito-Lay in 1964 when he and his family took a trip to southern California.
Welcome to the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. I was the spelling champion (three years running) at my high school.
One-minute physics: Is Schrödinger's cat dead or alive?
In 1973, Francis Ford Coppola wrote Marlon Brando a letter, urging the eccentric icon to return for The Godfather, Part II.
Yesterday’s post about a never-made video game based off cult-classic Twin Peaks had me thinking about Agent Cooper, Laura Palmer, Bob, the Log Lady and the rest of cast of David Lynch’s TV drama.
Dog turds are stealth weapons. People with 20/20 vision often fail to notice them until they appear hours later, on the bottom of a shoe.
Because it’s surrounded on all sides by water, it makes sense that much of what the Japanese eat comes from the sea.
Andy Rooney announced today that Sunday will be his final 60 Minutes commentary. This likely means it's the last time we can trot out this old Andy Rooney quote quiz.
Back during the summer, an early copy of Brainworks showed up in our office.
It was bound to happen: you can now access the Dead Sea Scrolls online. Well, some of them.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents: Tuesday Test Time.
Of all the chemical elements, exactly 14 have a one-letter chemical symbol. Each single-letter symbol is given in the list below.
To honor the life of Doritos creator Arch West, who died yesterday in Dallas at the age of 97 (R.I.P.), here are 17 adorable animals enjoying his artificially flavorful snack.
Physicists shock the
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