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Everything You Know About Leadership Is Wrong

The great Vince Lombardi once stated that leaders weren’t born, but made. He then suggested that “hard work” is what made them, but that only tells …

Leadership

Pilgrim Oddities You Probably Didn't Know

Who are the “Pilgrims”?<p>The “Pilgrims” referred to by many on Thanksgiving rarely include Jerusalem bound crusaders, travelling fakirs, or monks …

9 startup lessons entrepreneurs would teach themselves if they could go back in time

A 2012 Harvard Business School study found that three out of four venture-backed startups fail.<p>And not even the luckiest and most talented founders — the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world — make it through the process unscathed.<p>All entrepreneurs will make poor management decisions or wrong hires and …

Entrepreneurship

46 Mouthwatering Facts About Pizza

If you live in the United States, it’s statistically likely you’ll eat around 6000 slices of pizza over the course of your life. But how much do you …

Cake Decorating

Why Halloween Is Good for Your Kids

Reading Time: 10 minutes<p>Let’s talk about Halloween. It’s creeping up on us again, as it should, but while its popularity among adults continues to …

The Facts about Penile Fractures

First, a refresher on what makes up your erection: Your penis consists of three cylindrical tubes. The two larger tubes are called the corporeal bodies—think of them as “balloons”—that fill up with blood when you become hard.<p>The “skin” of these balloons is the tunica albuginea, a tissue that …

Why Do Some Farts Stink and Some Farts Don't?

<i>Kids ask a lot of questions. mental_floss has answers. WHY?, our new series for kids and parents, tackles all types of questions children have about</i> …

15 Ice Trays to Make Your Drink Even Cooler

No matter how delicious your drink, it can always be improved with a creatively-shaped ice cube. And when they're not being used to freeze water, …

This Edible Water Blob Could Change Hydration Forever

It can be tough to get your recommended daily intake of water, but one innovation is making it easier than ever to keep a bottle, or blob, of H2O on …

Typography

How Does the Farmers' Almanac Work?

Labor Day may have signaled the unofficial end of summer, but that milestone hasn't done much to cool off the regions that are still sweating in …

What Breaking the Sound Barrier Looks Like

NASA has found a way to make the sonic boom created when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier—flying faster than the speed of sound—visible.<p>NASA …

Why Do I See Stars When I Sneeze Too Hard?

It's not an illusion—there really are tiny sparks of light inside your eyeballs. In fact, the cells in your eyes are constantly emitting light called …

Testing 30 More Life Hacks From the Internet

John Green is back again to put 30 more life hacks to the test. If there's a trick we should feature in a future episode, leave a comment! Here's a …

Rhode Island

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Causes Hallucinations

Staring into someone's eyes for 10 seconds? Romantic. Staring into someone's eyes for 10 straight minutes? Kind of creepy—and, apparently, …

Fish

How to Fix a Running Toilet

The average running toilet can waste up to two gallons of water per minute. Considering nearly 750 million people on earth lack access to a clean …

Home Improvement

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

Mental Floss

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Pop Culture

Why Does 'Terrible' Mean Bad and 'Terrific' Mean Good?

<i>Terrible</i> and <i>terrific</i> both come from <i>terror</i>. And they both used to mean terror-inducing. So how did they end up meaning such different things? Here's …

TV

Amazing Images of Classic Japanese Fart Battles

Fart humor is timeless. <i>Arabian Nights</i> features a tale called “The Historic Fart.” <i>Apocolocyntosis</i>, a political satire often attributed to the Roman …

13 Dangerous Facts About Jackass

In 2000, Johnny Knoxville and his co-conspirators aligned with MTV to create <i>Jackass</i>, a reality show about men who go around pranking unsuspecting …

Mary Magdalene

8 camping hacks you'll kick yourself for not knowing sooner

The number of overnight stays at U.S. National Parks in 2014 increased by almost one million since 2013, according to the National Park Service.<p>It's …

Why Do Airplane Windows Have Tiny Holes?

Ever wonder why there's a tiny hole at the bottom of airplane windows? Recently, Robbie Gonzalez of <i>i09</i> went searching for answers to this question, …

Research

How That Lexus Hoverboard Actually Works

This week, Lexus introduced a short teaser video for SLIDE, a hoverboard that appears to not just live up to our <i>Back to the Future II</i> dreams but, at …

Survival Tips When Traveling With Small Kids

If you're a parent you've probably learned by now that vacationing with small kids can be very stressful. Vacationing with little ones is essentially all the same chaos that comes along with normal parenting - just in a different location and amplified due to erratic schedules and endless …

Kids

Big Question: Why Am I a Horrible Person When I Drive?

Here's a scenario that should be familiar: You're driving along on the highway. Suddenly, without signaling, a massive SUV comes barreling into your …

Mini Multi-Tools Are Tough, Tiny Toolboxes

Carrying a full-sized multi-tool every day might work if you’re a forest ranger, a tradesman or a full-time fly fisherman, but for the rest of us who …

WDW's Downtown Disney to Get Indiana Jones-Themed Restaurant

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Considering that there’s a new <i>Star Wars</i> film you may possibly have heard of coming out this December, it should come as no …

Why You Should Calibrate Your HDTV

For those easily satisfied, you’re probably a-okay with your high-def TV. After all, it sure looks a heck of a lot better than the standard-def tube …

Televisions