Joined: May 16, 2013
Maureen is a former intern for Mental Floss.
Santa Claus didn't always wear boots and a suit of red.
From academic tool to popular children's toy, the chemistry set has had a long journey to become an iconic toy.
Scratch names off your list without splurging.
The fortune-telling device has been around for thousands of years.
These castles are the perfect places to visit when you're looking to get the royal treatment.
Civilian fashion has been borrowing from soldiers’ uniforms for centuries.
Surprisingly, the concept wasn't invented by corporations hoping to sell more vacuums.
We love the bubbly. It turns out scientists do too.
The first installment of Alvin Schwartz’s 'Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark' trilogy hit bookshelves in 1981. The series would become a preteen cult classic and among the most banned books of the following decades.
If you think you completely know a city, you might be looking at the wrong map.
These television shows were so popular that they got adapted for new countries and cultures.
Though twerking may have gone viral—and been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013—thanks to Miley Cyrus, the dance's origins date back nearly two centuries.