The gigantic asteroid exploded in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia—and it was caught on camera.
In this 11-minute video, woodworker Frank Howarth makes what he calls an “inside-out Christmas ornament,” complete with a mini-Christmas tree inside.
In the latest episode of The List Show, host and Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy shares 9 jokes and brainteasers from history, including puzzling riddles and puns that transcend time.
Watch up close as one Cape sundew plant uses its tentacles to trap and entomb an insect.
John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson were more prone to giggle fits than the characters they played on ’The Office.’
Pop songs get misinterpreted all the time, and we're here to break down the real stories behind your favorite bops, from Nirvana to Bruce Springsteen.
Gyrecraft, a project from the design firm Studio Swine, shows how one person’s ocean trash is another’s sustainable art.
This digital art piece from Thomas Blanchard set to Chopin’s Nocturne Op. ,9 No. 2 is oddly soothing.
German is known for its extremely long compound words—Mark Twain once complained that some were “so long they have a perspective.” This quick video demonstrates how those words are constructed.
Let’s peer in the windows of mysterious clubs, from not-so-secret societies like the Freemasons to lesser-known groups like the Bullingdon Club.
The Great Depression was caused by the 1929 stock market crash and plunged the entire country into poverty … right? Maybe not.
Weird but fascinating facts about everything from the guy who dragged cars with his nipples to frogs shedding (and eating!) their own skin.
In this episode of Misconceptions, host Justin Dodd debunks some myths about these great beasts of the ocean, from whether punching them in the nose is a valid defense tactic to the events that inspired 'Jaws.'
‘New York Times’ restaurant critic Pete Wells once said the humble bacon, egg, and cheese was “designed to satisfy practical needs rather than voluptuary desires.“ But is that selling the sandwich short?
Most people only work a handful of different jobs in their lifetime, which means they might get their knowledge of other careers from TV and movies. That opens the door to a lot of misconceptions about a lot of different professions.
From Elvis Presley wearing a velvet suit to meet Richard Nixon to the migrant mother who unwittingly became the face of the Great Depression, these are the true stories behind a few iconic photographs from history.
The nightly bat exodus, which occurs most early evenings between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., is one of the most popular attractions at Malaysian Borneo’s Mulu National Park.
How much water should you really drink a day? Well, it’s complicated.
We're glad skeletons are usually made of plastic now.
Scientists in New Zealand used a custom-built drone to record this rare moment.
Did Julius Caesar really say “Et tu, Brute?” Did Nero fiddle while Rome burned? What was with the togas? We answer these questions and more.
Spring isn't the only time of year the gardens are worth visiting.
Here’s what a typical American household ate for dinner during the 20th century.
The history of pizza is a large pie—half Margherita and half lies. Let’s take a bite out of pizza’s past, covering styles from Neapolitan and New York to Sicilian and St. Louis and beyond.