There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
Coming soon, to a bookstore or online retailer near you: the Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits.
I'm always fascinated by brain studies that confirm long-held (but previously unprovable) hunches, like the idea that musicians' brains are different than regular folks'.
Those of you who have been around the mental_floss blog for a while know I grow pumpkins in my garden.
An old riddle, but still a good one:
First, you discard my outside
And cook my inside.
Then, you eat my outside
and discard my inside.
What am I?
HERE is the answer.
ANSWER: an ear of
Our Creatively Speaking interview series continues today with acclaimed film writer/director/actor, Henry Jaglom.
Eight Real-Life Doctor Frankensteins Who Pushed the Boundaries of Life and Death.
Last month, we asked for help promoting our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway. A bunch of you kindly posted about the scholarship on your personal plots of internet real estate.
Welcome to part two of my somewhat random Halloween Series!
I love old cemeteries (which apparently makes me a taphophile, which I just learned today).
When it came to preserving early-1990s TV history, I was rather overzealous.
Darwin@Home is a computer program created by Gerald de Jong to model evolution.
If you're a good sleuth—I mean, if you could really give Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew a run for their money—then you might have noticed that the _floss has a book coming out
Over the years, plenty of Hollywood stars have fudged their resumes and claimed to be American Indians.
Legendary author-illustrator Edward Gorey -- most famous for animating the timeless intro to PBS' Mystery! -- never had any children of his own, though he drew plenty of them.
Welcome back. Today we'll really get down to business and start you off on your first chord, E Major, as well as some guitar basics.
Our very first hardback, The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits goes on sale on the web today!