The clean, pleasant smell that accompanies rain falling on dry ground has a name— it’s called petrichor.
Piotr Kron is an interesting fella living in Hannover, Germany (if his YouTube tags are correct) intent on bringing (what I hope is) humor to the subject of children's game rules.
© James Berglie/ZUMA Press/Corbis"Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" was the official U.S. policy on homosexuals in the military for the last 18 years.
Have you worked in a warehouse? How about a warehouse filled with Roomba-like robots that crawl the floor looking for stuff?
March is Women's History Month, so it's a good time for the overdue followup to the previous post 11 Women Warriors of World War II.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge may make you hungry for lunch, but it'll be here soon enough.
You may soon be able to use your iPad or Kindle with no hassle from flight attendants, as the FAA is reviewing the safety of such gadgets on airline flights.
Tuesday would have been Mister Rogers' 84th birthday.
Birmingham-born artist Willard Wigan has been working in miniatures since he was a young boy.
As if I needed more evidence that I have a really awesome job, I occasionally get emails from my editor, Jason, that say things like, "A reader just left a comment about Nazis looking to form a s
Child labor has never been a particularly pretty part of society, but during the industrial revolution, the practice became even uglier than its earlier incarnations.
Some of us have been fortunate to see a truly starry night -- away from light pollution in cities, you can see quite a lot. But when you're in space you can see even more.
Now that the second season of The Walking Dead is complete, you can focus on a new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly murdered 16 Afghan citizens and damaged the hope for cooperation between our countries.
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