In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
Since June 26, four massive man-made waterfalls have been in operation in New York City. The waterfalls were designed by world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson.
On this date in 1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as President of the United States.
An illusion using a Dragon, and how to make one for yourself (seriously, I would not want that dragon looking at me everywhere I go, illusion or not!)
From the Annals of Too Much Time ...
Now's a great time to add a mental_floss t-shirt (or three) to your clothing rotation.
1) This weekend, all shirts are $14.90.
The sagas of early medieval Iceland (written down between 1100 and 1300) are some of the great works of Western literature.
UPDATE: Contest Winner Selected!
After nearly a hundred entries, we've randomly selected a winner: commenter Meg Stivison.
If you missed our interview with Kevin Scanlon yesterday, you'll want to check that our here for your chance to win an autographed Scanlon print.
Back when life was simpler, Sesame Street produced a video showing how a crayon factory worked. I don't recall seeing the video as a kid, but watching it now, I learned a few things:
Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, a holiday devised by John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995 that grew in popularity after a 2002 Dave Barry column.
by Laurel Mills and Kelly Ferguson
To celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's a piece from mental_floss magazine that tells five little-known pirate stories, plus a pirate quiz.
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out on Sunday. To get you in the award show mood, here are ten Emmy facts you might not know.
First of all—what is AIG?
AIG is American International Group, the largest insurance company in the world.
Golf's Ryder Cup takes over Louisville's Valhalla Golf Club this weekend as Europe and the United States vie for world supremacy in the sport.
Cyclist Collides with Black Bear
57-year-old Jim Litz was riding his bicycle to work in Missoula, Montana when he came over a rise and saw a 300-pound black bear right in front of him!