Dogs have a tendency to preface their bowel movements with a bit of rotating before getting down to business. Is there evolution behind their revolution?
From Universal Orlando's wild (and usually inoperable) 'Jaws' ride of the '90s to the very real—and very captive—tiger shark that threw up a human arm and sparked a 1935 murder investigation, the Mental Floss team is sharing some of our favorite stories f
With kitty litter, Ed Lowe changed how cats and humans bonded. But not everyone understood the idea: One woman tried feeding it to her cat.
If you go for a walk in any one the 20 worst U.S. cities for dog poop, just remember to look down every 5 to 10 seconds.
Your baby's diaper may be harboring a different kind of nasty surprise: lots of microplastics from clothing, toys, and formula bottles.
Roomba's new vacuum solves a problem that's been plaguing pet owners for years: How to dispatch an automated vacuum and have it avoid smearing dog poop around in the process.
Since the Roman Empire, government has sought to tax your poops. It took four high school students to stand up to this turd tyranny.
The science experiment was made possible by red lipstick, white paper, and a high tolerance for looking at cat buttholes.
Apple AirTags will help you keep track of your stuff, but they won’t help you convey how funny you find the word ‘boob.’
If 'Godzilla vs. Kong' were a pooping contest, who would produce the most waste: a radioactive amphibious lizard or a colossal ape?
Bird droppings on cars are not only unsightly, they're actually little chemical attacks that can seriously damage the paint finish.
Slow clap for sea cucumbers, whose excretory achievements could help slow climate change damage to the Great Barrier Reef.
Learn the difference between male and female turkey poop if you need a gross Thanksgiving conversation topic.
NASA's new-and-improved space toilet has a redesigned seat that should be more accommodating to female astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
How far would you go for a cheap joke? One guy cycled 69 miles a day for over a month. But he had reasons beyond a punchline.
Cows can digest tough materials much better than humans, which is a testament to the near-indestructibility of corn.
Lurking in the sewer systems under your feet is a threat so horrifying, so disgusting, that the mere mention of it sends a shiver down the spines of sanitation specialists everywhere. Here’s what you need to know about fatbergs.
Winners of NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge will receive thousands of dollars for designing toilets that works as well on the moon as they do in microgravity.
No residents or park employees have tested positive for the virus, but according to recent a analysis of its sewage, COVID-19 is present in Yosemite.
Toilets have always sent contaminants into the air, but the coronavirus pandemic is giving new urgency to the practice of closing the lid whenever possible.
When it breaks down, poop from king penguins releases nitrous oxide—a gas that affects both the environment and the scientists who study it.
Explore a 3D-model of a lizard's record-setting poop, formed by its taste for pizza grease, that will haunt the halls of eternity.
Late-night host Johnny Carson thought he was making an innocent joke about a shortage of toilet paper. Then the panic buying began.
Consumers are used to options, but with toilet paper, it's white or nothing. The reason why is a little messy.