Since its founding in a Duke University dorm room in 2001, Mental Floss has reached more than 1 billion readers with smart, quirky content presented in a witty, upbeat voice. Our New York City-based team of editors and writers—as well as our worldwide network of contributors—answers life’s big questions, uncovers fascinating facts, and finds stories so interesting that our readers absolutely must share them.
When you read Mental Floss, you’ll discover amazing things like: why Paraguay loves Rutherford B. Hayes; hilarious Victorian slang you can incorporate into current conversations; the 100 best movies to stream right now; why both ravens and crows form—and hold—grudges; and how a famous board game was used to bust soldiers out of POW camps in World War II.
The bottom line? Whether we're covering history, science, pop culture, language, music, true crime, or entertainment, we help our audience feel smarter.
Mental Floss has won four Webby Awards (including a People’s Choice Webby in 2020), been nominated for an ASME award, and published 15 books, five board games, and a fact-of-the-day calendar. We reach more than 19 million users per month across our site, social media accounts, and popular YouTube channel.
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