In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
In case you're looking to kill some time before tonight's Presidential debate, here are some of the stories we've run during this extended campaign season:
It's time for a new occasional feature! Rejoice!
We asked, you commented, we listened.
Tune in this coming Monday for the first in a series of mental_floss guitar lessons. First episode: Buying Your First Axe. Thanks for speaking up! See you
This week I thought we'd do a lightning round of questions from previous Happy Hours, plus name the winners of last Friday's Create Your Own Holiday contest.
I'm struggling today, you guys. I can barely keep my eyes open. All I can think about is getting home and closing my eyes for a few minutes.
If you've made it this far, I commend you! One more puzzle to solve and you're home free.
What's so funny 'bout bailouts and bank failures?
Reality TV isn't always real? The devil you say.
The script for our daily quiz is acting up today; we're working to get it fixed. If you took the "5 Questions" quiz and couldn't reach the answers, here they
Ping Pong Balls Save Toddler's Life
2-year-old Mackenzie Argaet of Australia was born with biliary artresia. Her liver developed cirrhosis and she received a liver transplant.
Okay, I didn't really earn a letter at State. I lettered in high school, but only in journalism.
Metaphors of the Mind: Why Loneliness Feels Cold and Sins Feel Dirty. Also contains some observations about creativity and self-identity.
Today marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of Mark Rothko (1903-1970), a Latvian-American artist who believed "pictures must be miraculous." In honor of Rothko, and at the request of re
Purist fans decry corporate stadium naming-rights deals as another step in the crass commercialization of sports.
Here's what happens when comic book characters run afoul of the comic book code (or anger a hostile government).
1. The Comics Code and the