Joined: Apr 24, 2015
Bess Lovejoy is a former staff editor at Mental Floss, a former editor at Smithsonian.com and Schott's Almanac, and the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.
These divination methods—using chickens, entrails, and even cheese—show our ancestors were pretty inventive when it came to trying to predict the future.
The new chicks aren't just cute—they're helping protect the Tower of London, and the monarchy, from a prophesied doom.
Did you know that you can be declared dead in one state and not another? Here are 29 other amazing facts about making your final exit.
Whether it's leaving playing cards or bullets, or drinking a cognac toast, there are a variety of traditional ways to pay tribute at famous tombs.
From Titian Red to Alice Blue to Scheele’s Green, this is where the history books meet the artist’s palette.
At the "Bone Church" (a.k.a. the Sedlec Ossuary), you can see a chandelier made from almost every bone in the human body.
Being buried under 3000 pounds of dirt isn't easy.
And it's overseen by a Sourdough Librarian.
It's been called "one of the grisliest events in papal history"—for good reason.
Now that you're old enough to have graduated from macaroni and glitter.
The first edition featured 39 pages on horse diseases.
Wash, chill, separate. And thaw appropriately.