There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
If you ask me, globsters have the makings of a terrible (but great) horror movie. What is a globster? So glad you asked. A globster is"¦ well"¦ it's kind of hard to define.
"¢ When nobody was looking, the "I Read Mental Floss" Facebook group reached 1,000 members. That's quite a party.
Due to overwhelming response to yesterday's call for photographers, we figured we'd better strike while the iron's hot and give you shutterbugs your first challenge right away!
Last year we linked to George Orwell's classic essay Why I Write, in which Orwell explains his motivations (including massive ego) for writing.
Heavy is the head that wears the "It" girl tiara.
Sure, it's all fun and games "“ or coke and threesomes "“ at first.
To break up the winter doldrums, I present to you a painting filled with the joys of spring: Hungarian artist PÃ¡l Szinyei-Merse's "Lark," painted in 1882.
No one got a perfect score on Weekend Genius Challenge #16, but the first one to get 11 out of the 12 "ninety-nine" songs was Jake!
Nothing succeeds like excess! The earlier mental_floss article Food Challenges for the Super Hungry, Super Competitive or Super Cheap celebrated foods that are excessive in size.
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."
Today I typed in "The average baby&q
The Unburdened Mind. Roughly one in every 100 men (or 300 women) is a psychopath. Do you know one?
10 Traits To Be Perceived As A Winner!
Before that whole treason thing sullied his historical legacy, Benedict Arnold led an invasion force into Canada during the American Revolution.
So if you haven't heard, it's that time again: The New Yorker is holding their 2008 Eustace Tilley Contest.
Great to see such an enthusiastic response to Ransom's call for photographers this morning.
Some people think life at the floss is pretty glamorous, the journalistic equivalent of Indiana Jones' sexed up archaeology.
By now I'm sure most of you have heard about the woman suing the government for 3 quadrillion dollars over the Katrina tragedy.
I was having a hard time even visualizing 1 quadrillion doll