Joined: Jun 21, 2017
Kat Long is Mental Floss's science editor and host of the Mental Floss/iHeartRadio podcast THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, and the Washington Post.
The medieval era wasn’t just a bunch of flat Earthers feasting and jousting.
How much water should you really drink a day? Well, it’s complicated.
The folk magic tradition of concealing shoes to trap witches probably started in the Middle Ages.
These TV shows reflected changing social mores and broke new ground in American entertainment, a trend that continues today.
People on Earth will be able to see Saturn illuminated by the sun for one night only.
The biggest birds on Earth stand taller than the average human and have the attitude to match. Here are 10 intimidating-looking species from around the world.
From patio furniture to outdoor lighting to a comfortable hammock, here are a few of our favorite affordable backyard décor picks.
Planting native flowers, shrubs, and trees instead of ornamentals or plain grass around your home has a number of long-term environmental benefits.
The 'Titanic' sinking became the most infamous shipwreck in history—but what really happened on that unusually calm night in the North Atlantic?
Let's debunk some planetary misconceptions to make you feel a little bit closer to the majesty of space. Except, maybe not to Uranus.
The zoo presents familiar birds in a fresh, unified way—and drives home the message that people can take simple steps to protect birds’ future.
The first collection of Holmes stories was unwelcome in the Soviet Union, which banned it for 'occultism.'