Joined: May 16, 2013
Maureen is a former intern for Mental Floss.
From academic tool to popular children's toy, the chemistry set has had a long journey to become an iconic toy.
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.
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.
Earlier this month, award-winning composer Derrik Wang wrote an opera, Scalia/Ginsburg, based on the friendship of Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. It's not the first time politics have gotten a musical treatment. Here are fi
A quickly spreading phenomenon in the construction world has given new meaning to the phrase “standing your ground.” In China, where urban areas are among the most rapidly growing in the world, a strange fad called the “nail house” has taken root.
Most Saturday Night Live skits just make people laugh. But these 11 segments made people angry.