Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.
Don Levy found a suitcase full of photographs ready to be picked up byÂ the garbage service in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Following up on yesterday's Mars Phoenix Lander post, let's continue with the NASA theme.
It's flu shot time around here, so I guess I have the flu on the brain.
While our modern beauty regimens certainly don't lack weird ingredients, by tradition our good looks have often been achieved at the cost of good taste and health.
The Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition since the 1920s.
From the 1812 battle cry "Remember the Raisin!" to the groundbreaking (and Tony award winning) "Raisin in the Sun" to baseball (Fresno's first professional baseball team was f
Considering the current wave of early-80s nostalgia that's sweeping the nation, especially teenagers who weren't even embryonic in 1981 -- witness the music of Chromeo, the renewed popularit
Usually, the weather is a subject for polite, uneventful conversation with people you don't know very well. But sometimes the weather is weird, or even downright scary.
We're in a stately mood now that the U.S. mint's "state quarter" series has come to an end with the issue of Hawaii, the last coin in the series.
You may know Jackie Hoffman from her roles in the Broadway musicals Xanadu and Hairspray, for which she won the 2003 Theatre World Award, or her TV appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm or Conan O'
New T-Shirt Week (!!) rolls on. We've been unveiling one new mental_floss shirt each day, and offering a one-day-only 10% discount. Today's shirt is Veni Vidi Wiki: I came. I saw.
A new genetic theory suggests that mental illness may be a product of struggles between the genes you get from your father and the genes you get from your mother.
It's Veterans Day in the U.S.
Yesterday, NASA announced that the Mars Phoenix Lander has died.
Tonight, in Birmingham and in Brooklyn, we'll be celebrating the recent release of The Mental Floss History of the World.