Obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.
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.
We've been generous with the Halloween posts this year: Ten Epic Costumes, DIY Decorations, Gruesome Party Food, and plenty of Sweet Talk.
Lucky for Watterson fans everywhere, a contemporary of his scanned and posted some of his rare early work.
Taking a cue from guest-star _floss blogger A.J.
String Theory explained in two minutes. I still don't understand it. It's a good thing there are several explanations.
The brain regions responsible for optimism have been located.
A NYtimes article published today discusses DNA testing as a "family history research tool."
Among the famous whose DNA has been tested is Marie Antoinette, who belonged to maternal Haplogr
In my Year of Living Biblically, one of the more fascinating and surprising pilgrimages was to the new Creation Museum in Kentucky.
Every weekday until Halloween, I'll be offering up trivia treats about sweets you're likely to encounter on October 31st. Today we're talking about Tootsie Rolls.
For most of my life, the places I've lived have had white walls.
Pablo Picasso is most famous for the artwork he produced during his blue period and his cubist periods.