Slumber Party Barbie of 1965 came with her own "How to Lose Weight" book. One tip: "Don’t eat."
After Isaac Asimov attended the World's Fair in 1964, he penned an essay he titled "Visit to the World's Fair of 2014."
Birthday cakes have been a tradition since the Ancient Romans were around, and celebrating someone’s birth with a delicious pastry seems pretty logical.
In 1942, the Rose Bowl game between Oregon State and Duke was transferred from California to North Carolina in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Every week on Mental Floss, I highlight the most interesting new comic books, graphic novels, digital comics and webcomics.
Due to unusual record-keeping practices or because of months that were eliminated over the centuries, there are a few days you’ll never see on your joke-a-day calendar.
Arguably Wilde’s most famous and well-known work, the play The Importance of Being Earnest, has spawned plenty of big screen adaptations (and more than a few versions have gone the radio, television,
Here are some of the best places to watch the sun’s late-night lightshow.
Geckos and shrubs and sharks, oh my! 2013 was a big year for new species. Scientists found hundreds of them this year. Here are some of our favorites.
Although the news often focuses on doom and gloom, there is plenty of good news around the world: we are making tremendous advances in life expectancy, disease prevention, poverty, and hunger.
Let's remember a few significant or inspiring people who left this mortal plane this year—people whose deaths (or whose lives) might not have been on your radar.