Could Fire Be Good for Wild Ecosystems?
Scientists are still trying to figure out the complex relationship between wildfires and biodiversity.... READ ON
Watch How Snails Make Baby Snails
It's complicated.... READ ON
The Town of Tiller, Oregon Is on the Market for $3.5 Million
The deal includes six houses, a now-defunct gas station/general store, and industrial and commercial lots.... READ ON
8 Wildly Inaccurate Myths About Spiders (Plus the Truth)
They're just not that into you.... READ ON
Live Smarter
How Your Used Mascara Brushes Can Help Wild Animals in Need
The tiny bristles are perfect for cleaning fly eggs and larva from fur.... READ ON
Take a Virtual Walk Through Japan's Otherworldly Wisteria Tunnels
The Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan, is home to 150 plants and 20 different species of the flowering vine.... READ ON
Pretty Pictures
Rare 'Super Bloom' Brightens Up Deserts in California
The Anza-Borrego Desert is the most vibrant it's been in years.... READ ON
Behind the Scenes With a Master Maze Maker
Adrian Fisher's complex puzzle networks can be found in some 40 countries around the globe.... READ ON
Malta's Famous Rock Formation Has Collapsed Into the Ocean
You may remember the rock arch, called the Azure Window, from HBO's "Game of Thrones."... READ ON
A Warm Winter May Prompt a Maple Syrup Shortage
This is a big deal for syrup farmers’ finances, and for U.S. residents who can’t get enough of the sweet stuff.... READ ON
A Lake in Melbourne, Australia Has Turned Pink 
The water's unusual shade can be chalked up to a variety of environmental factors.... READ ON
Video Games
You Can Now Experience Walden as a Video Game
Channel Henry David Thoreau without isolating yourself in the woods.... READ ON
Pretty Pictures
See the Weird, Wonderful Deep Sea Creatures NOAA Discovered in Samoa
Get an up-close look at a newly discovered ocean dandelion, a Venus flytrap anemone, and more.... READ ON
Pretty Pictures
13 Wondrous Photos of Waves
Australian photographer Warren Keelan ventures off shore to get close-ups of the ocean in action.... READ ON
New York Warns Drivers to Watch Out for Frogs Crossing the Road
Due to warm weather, amphibians may be coming out of hibernation earlier than usual.... READ ON
Happy Establishment Day, Grand Teton National Park!
It's just ten miles south of Yellowstone.... READ ON

Twitter's bird logo is named Larry, for Larry Bird.

A super-skimmable daily digest.
©2016 Mental Floss, Inc. All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned by Felix Dennis. is a trademark owned by Felix Dennis.