When dragonflies mate, their tails form a heart.
Every spring, just as the cherry blossoms enter full bloom in Washington DC, so begins the run on Peeps. Yes, Peeps.
Does pulling pranks in childhood lead to success later in life? Judging from the youthful shenanigans of these five famous people, the answer might be yes.
The evolution of the cloaking device, from its origins in Star Trek fantasy to intricate new metamaterials.
This Sunday, we return to Westeros and the battle for the seven kingdoms in the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
In textbooks, beavers are classified as mammals. So why does the Catholic church refer to them as fish?
Are you disgusted, disgruntled and disheveled? Well, unfortunately you’re never going to be gusted, gruntled or sheveled.
Until 1907, it was illegal in England for a man to marry the sister of his dead wife.
Minor League baseball has been an American staple for over a century. Among the roughly 245 Minor League teams scattered across the nation, some have acquired some rather unusual names.
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this week.