John Adams drank a tankard of hard cider each day and had the occasional beer for breakfast.
I first read With Love from Karen years ago when I was home sick with pneumonia.
Cheddar is one of the two most popular varieties of cheese in the United States (the other being Mozzarella).
One of the most striking things about the internet boom and the rise of sites like Youtube is the democratization of fame (or "fame" -- there's certainly a difference between reality sh
by David A. Norris
Nerdy reputation or not, coin collecting (otherwise known as numismatics) has been a hobby since the days of ancient Rome.
We've been getting emails about a strange quirk that—I think—is exclusive to Apple's Safari browser.
Who's ready to win a copy of George Musser's new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory?
If you missed our interview with him yesterday, check that out here because it
Math puzzle fans rejoice!
Work hard, get promoted, succeed in your new post, and eventually you'll start earning the big money.
With Sasha & Malia Obama set to join the First Daughters club, let's look back at some of the notable women who came before them. Here are five tales you might not have heard.
The Phoenix Mars Lander has observed snow falling on Mars. No wonder it stayed passed its planned mission schedule.
Fun with green screen effects.
We've compiled a list of all the foods you love, and all the places you need to thank for them.
1. Louis' Lunch, New Haven, Conn.
As of today, "Feel Art Again" has been a regular feature on mental_floss for 52 full weeks, having made its debut on September 26, 2007, with Caspar David Friedrich's "Two Men Con
Ever order the second-cheapest wine on the menu while dining out?
Suzanne Vega's catchy tune has made her "Mother of the MP3" -- though it took a while. Vega wrote "Tom's Diner" as an a cappella song way back in 1982.
You always hear about how rich Bill Gates is, how rich Oprah is, how rich J.K. Rowling is. But none of them even make the top 10 richest people of all time.