ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
Halloween is upon us...
Growing up, a trip to the library was usually doomed to be frustrating because I could never decide which books to check out; hence (and with Sunday School visions of King Solomon's, er, radical
In recent years, the toy market has been inundated with action figures, both typical (superheroes) and not-so-typical (historical figures).
Well, almost. With just 3 (three!) days to go until our new book's release, mental_floss is happy to present another origin story you're bound to dig.
Even though it's been awhile since author John Green last wrote for the _floss, he's remains an unabashed knowledge junkie.
Thankfully, I'm no celebrity. But that doesn't stop people from confusing me with Adam Sandler, Jason Biggs, Ben Stiller, Jerry Seinfeld or even, once, Seth Green.
Every Monday, mental_floss ventures into the The New York Times archives to find first mentions worth mentioning. Got a suggestions for next week's installment?
Thanks to everyone who enjoyed our latest weekend batch of Skewed Clues.
Money Pubs: Home of the World's Most Expensive Wallpaper. What's amazing is that there are several places where the walls are lined with money.
With just 5 days to go until mental_floss's new book In the Beginning releases, we're handing you another fantastic origin story.
NOTE: This weekend challenge has been completed.
Well, almost. With just 6 (six!) days to go until our new book's release, mental_floss is happy to present another set of origins.
I'm currently visiting my old haunts in NYC, and on my shortcut today through Gramercy Park I saw a sign that warned of a $350 fine for honking!
In case you didn't see it, we're back with another caption contest! Thanks to all who entered our first round a couple weeks ago and to all those who took the time to vote.
Every weekday until Halloween, I'll be offering up trivia treats about sweets you're likely to encounter on October 31st.