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Trivia

Facts About Bears

Facts About Bears

From black bears to grizzly bears to gummy bears to the Chicago Bears, we have a fascination with these wonderfully cuddly, smart, and imposing mammals. Mental Floss is here to school us on many random facts about bears in the latest episode of Scatterbrained.

The Most Unlikely Things

The Most Unlikely Things

Real Life Lore bombards our minds with some of the most unlikely things that could happen to us. That includes becoming a professional athlete, getting killed by a bee sting and dating a supermodel. The most unlikely thing? You may have already tried going for it.

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Alcohol Name Origins

Alcohol Name Origins

Mental Floss takes a break from sobriety and digs into their booze cabinet to school us on some 30 different liquors, and where their names came from. While many are obviously named after their creators, others have truly obscure origins.

25 Facts about Wi-Fi

25 Facts about Wi-Fi

Did you know that “Wi-Fi” doesn’t stand for anything and is actually a trademarked term? Or that using your microwave could slow down wireless Internet connections? All that and more in Nat & Friends’ trivia video about our beloved technology.

Facts About Unique Architecture

Facts About Unique Architecture

From iconic museums to a bed and breakfast shaped like a dog, Mental Floss trivia master John Green welcomes us to the salon to school us on some truly strange and wonderful structures worth visiting around the globe. Also, we just love to say the word “googie.”

Facts About Volcanoes

Facts About Volcanoes

Volcanoes and lightning working together? No thanks. Mental Floss‘ John Green returns to the salon to share some interesting and unusual tidbits about the fury and mystery of nature’s fiery earthmaking engines. Also, they really should think about renaming Iceland “Fire and Iceland.”

Every State in the US

Every State in the US

Wendover Productions runs us through an extensive list of lesser known and downright unusual facts about every state in the US. We learned lots of stuff, including the truth about the original Burger King, and that there’s not just enclaves, but there are exclaves too.

Amazing Elderly Accomplishments

Amazing Elderly Accomplishments

Did you know that the oldest person to complete the Ironman triathlon was an 82-year-old nun? Or that a woman got her master’s degree when she was 98? How about a teacher who’s literally a hundred years old? All that and more in Mental Floss’ List Show.

Spin-offs That Almost Happened

Spin-offs That Almost Happened

Spin-offs have been part of pop culture for decades, and while some have become classics, others would have been better off never being made. Mental Floss looks at a bunch of programs which could have been, but had the plug pulled before came to fruition.

Weird, Discontinued Products

Weird, Discontinued Products

Mental Floss examines a number of bizarre, superflous, stupid, and downright awful products, some of which we can’t believe were ever made in the first place. On the other hand, we still want an HP-01 watch.

Interesting Space Jam Trivia

Interesting Space Jam Trivia

Did you know that Space Jam is still the highest grossing basketball movie of all time? Or that Warner Bros. moved an entire indoor basketball court to its studio so Jordan could keep practicing while making the movie? Learn all that in more in The Film Theorists’ feature.

26 Fun Facts About Money

26 Fun Facts About Money

Mental Floss fills us in on a bunch of trivia we never knew about our cash, from the earliest forms of currency, to the least valuable bills, to what money stays the cleanest, and where to find an ATM in Antarctica.

26 Facts About Halloween

26 Facts About Halloween

Mental Floss runs down a bunch of not-so-scary tidbits we’re pretty sure you didn’t know about Halloween. We’re just glad we no longer have to carve gourd, turnip and beet jack-o-lanterns. Also, John Green needs a serious costume makeover.

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30 Unusual Wills

30 Unusual Wills

The guys at Mental Floss explore some of the stranger things that people have requested happen with their belongings when they passed on. Clearly, some were well-intentioned, while many just wanted the last laugh.

Answer This! (Trailer)

Answer This! (Trailer)

Set at the University of Michigan, Christopher Farah’s Answer This! is the coming of age story of three friends who enter the biggest challenge of their lives – the world of competitive pub trivia.

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