Joined: Aug 15, 2013
Former head writer of mental_floss on YouTube. Also writes for Crash Course and AFC Wimbly Wombly.
The solar system: It’s big, it’s heliocentric, and it’s got space junk to spare. Here are 24 out-of-this-world facts about the corner of space that’s home to Earth.
School has come a long way since the 19th and 20th centuries. From corporal punishment to lunch to recess, here are just a few ways school was different a century ago.
Here's what you need to know about the brain-tingling phenomenon ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.
From possessed dolls and Bloody Mary to the Bunny Man and the Jersey Devil, here are the origins of 18 famous scary stories.
From giant parrots and penguins to really old poop and The Bone Wars to the difference between body fossils and trace fossils, here are a few fascinating facts about fossils.
From curing rabies with raw veal to using a red-hot poker to prevent nosebleeds, these treatments of old will make you especially thankful for science and modern medicine.
You've heard of the light bulb and the telephone, but what about Thomas Edison's terrifying talking doll and Alexander Graham Bell's metal detector?
Did you know that Jackie Chan, Whoopi Goldberg, and Cher were once featured in a Disney ride? It sounds fun, but Superstar Limo didn't last long—and neither did these other Disney rides and lands.
Whether you're a 'Jaws' fanatic or just want to live every week like it's Shark Week, you'll want to read up on these fascinating facts about sharks.
Did you know that people are the only animals with chins? Here are 26 facts about the human body you might not know.
From an actual copy of the Declaration of Independence to jewelry, some people made millions off the items they bought for a mere dollars at yard sales.