E.B. White of Charlotte's Web fame is the "White" of Strunk and White.
I used to write a column called "Commuting Suicide" for YesButNoButYes. For a while, this was fun.
Apples are ubiquitous in our culture, especially in legend and lore "“ from Isaac Newton to William Tell, Johnny Appleseed to Snow White, Greek mythology to the forbidden fruit of the Bible.
We here at Mental_floss love to uncover visions of the future -- especially when that "future" is already long past.
After the color reincarnation of Dragnet had exhausted its run, TV genius Jack Webb decided there were plenty of stories to be mined from the day-to-day exploits of the average cop on patrol duty.
In 2006, self-described "average guy" Tom Locke decided to see what he could get companies to send him for free by mailing out 100 letters.
I have flat, sensitive, wide feet. They look and feel like they belong to someone grossly overweight and possibly arthritic. Meanwhile, I'm anything but.
A beautifully preserved fossil of a tiny pterosaur has been discovered in China. And he's just adorable!
Where do those Valentines Day roses come from?
Yesterday afternoon, four paintings were stolen from the E.G. Buehrle Collection in Switzerland in the largest art robbery in Switzerland's history.
I'm from a little dot on the map called Lower Macungie Township.
Calling all photographers: it's time for another mental_floss photo challenge! We got so many great entries for the first challenge, and we're hoping to get even more this time around.
As a long-time Mac nerd, I remember fondly the introduction of Audion, an early MP3 player application for the classic Mac OS (and later Mac OS X).
The reader-submitted Amazing Fact that stayed with me all weekend came from Samantha: "The first issue of the Kiss comic books included blood from the band members in its ink." You win a cop
A Venn diagram is a mathematical illustration that shows all of the possible mathematical or logical relationships between sets.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
In honor of Lincoln's birthday, today
The history of The Evil Eye. And how heavy metal fans keep it away. Really.
America's 50 Greenest Cities.