Barry Manilow did not write his hit "I Write the Songs."
The brain, though a small organ, is responsible for a lot of things. It makes your body move, tells your heart to beat, and keeps you breathing without conscious effort.
Explorers have used the stars as a compass for millennia, and if you’re out having adventures at night, you should add the skill to your arsenal. (If nothing else, it’s a killer party trick.)
After a mere 13 hours Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul ended his filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director.
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.
Tomorrow, the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival kicks off—and mental_floss will be there!
The Bubonic Plauge, also known as the Black Death, killed at least 75 million people on three continents.
Empty barns are one thing this country has plenty of, and a few enterprising booksellers have figured out something to do with all that space.
He wasn’t a Star or a Blackhawk or a Bruin, but the cartoonist did make some important contributions to the American sport of ice hockey.