Yawning is so contagious that it can spread to dogs and monkeys.
In 1981, physicist Richard Feynman was interviewed by the BBC. He told the story of his disagreement with an artist about who can better appreciate the beauty of a flower: artists or scientists.
First off, popcorn isn’t just any old corn. It’s a cultivated strain of flint corn known as zea mays everta.
Today's Monday Math Square is the first one of the New Year for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Evan began a lifetime of giving when he was seven years old and saved his allowance to donate to a cat shelter. That brought him more joy than all the candy his money could have bought.
From the Insane Logic Department: "Do Transformers have souls?
The most famous abbey in England right now is not actually an abbey at all — it’s a castle.
In 1793, the French smashed the old clock in favor of French Revolutionary Time: a 10-hour day, with 100 minutes per hour, and 100 seconds per minute.
Researchers recently discovered a technique to help some paralyzed dogs walk again.
There's nothing a history geek likes more than saying, "Actually, everything you think you know about [insert historical event here] is wrong.
Samuel Silva, a.k.a. DeviantArt user VianaArts, has an exceptional eye for detail, especially when it comes to laying down lines with a ballpoint pen.
You haven’t truly seen a fireworks show until you’ve seen one in reverse.
How blind people use Instagram; "I've never had a camera before."
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These days it seems like everyone goes around declaring the "word of the year," but the tradition began with the American Dialect Society, which met last night in Boston for its 23rd annual
As I prepared an old mental_floss magazine article for the internet, I was struck by YouTube's "related videos" section.
Installment #51: On January 4, 1913, Count Alfred von Schlieffen, the architect of Germany’s plan of attack on France, died in bed of natural causes at the age of 79—thus missing, by just 19 months, t