Mental Floss UK

15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Great British Baking Show
How Sesame Street Dealt With 9/11
Can You Really Suck the Poison Out of a Snakebite?
12 Things You Might Not Know About Blackadder Goes Forth
Why Do Wimbledon Players Wear All-White?
Why Do Astronauts Use Space Pens Instead of Pencils?
Why Did the First Harry Potter Book Get a Title Change in the U.S.?
How Do Fireworks Actually Work?
Is There Any Point in Letting Red Wine Breathe?
Why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Was Hero Turtles in the UK
Why Do British Judges Wear Wigs?
21 Other Royal Babies Born In The Last 20 Years
10 Tantalizing Tidbits About Star Trek: The Next Generation
Why Is A Pineapple Called A Pineapple?
9 Things You Might Not Know About Defender
6 Surprising Facts About Nintendo's Animal Crossing
The Strange Hidden Link Between Silent Hill and Kindergarten Cop
How Common Is Your Birthday? An Interactive Map Can Tell You
8 Surprising Facts About Bubble Bobble
5 Fascinating Facts About Atari's Star Wars
10 Fascinating Facts About Space Invaders
7 Brilliantly Useless Websites You Won't Believe Exist
Can It Ever Be Too Cold to Snow?
Why Does Advent Calendar Chocolate Taste Different?
Why Does Cilantro Taste Like Soap To Some People?
The British King Whose Corpse Exploded During His Funeral
7 Superstitions About Cats From Around the World
11 (Supposedly) Haunted Things Put Up for Sale on eBay
15 Surprising Celebrities Who Voiced Characters on SpongeBob SquarePants
10 Fast Facts About Pac-Man
What 6 Dinosaurs from 'Jurassic Park' Really Looked Like
Are Skyquakes Real?
How Does Wireless Charging Work—And Is It Safe?
8 Insults That Only Work In French
17 Famous Authors and Their Rejections
Meet the World's Smallest Fruit
How to Make Your Own Novelty Vending Machine From Cardboard
The Running Joke in the Background of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'
Jelly Bean Day Fact: Jelly Beans Are Made With Insect Secretions
The Artist Who Helped Bring Super Mario to Life
The Deepest Shipwreck Ever Found
Up Your 'Pac-Man' Game by Learning the Different Strategies of Each Ghost
The Skinny on Big Beef: Why Fast Food Burgers Don't Seem to Rot
11 Companies You Might Not Realize Are Owned by Amazon
7 of the Biggest Treasure Troves Ever Found
5 People Who Were Suspected of Being Jack the Ripper
7 Prototype Movie Tie-in Toys That Were Never Released
11 Plants That Look Like Animals
7 Old-Fashioned Remedies for the Common Cold
You Can Thank Dolly Parton for Buffy The Vampire Slayer
MENTAL FLOSS

newsletter

A super-skimmable daily digest.