Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

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The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…
world's largest diamond

How much world's largest diamond finally sold for

Diamond the Size of a Tennis Ball Finally Sells for $53 million LONDON — Continuing its mission to source exceptional stones, Graff said Tuesday that it has acquired the world’s largest diamond following a year-long negotiation. The diamond,…
Things You Didn't Know Had Names

48 Things You Didn't Know Had Names

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So that's what it's called!   1. Hi, I'm John Green. Welcome to my salon, this is mental_floss on YouTube. And this is my glabella - the area between my eyebrows. And that is just the first of many things that you may not have known…
Shakespeare's plays

Did a woman write most of Shakespeare's plays?

Did a woman write Shakespeare's plays? Globe to stage new play about the 'Dark Lady' The new artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe is to launch her first season with a play exploring the theory that a woman may have written some of the…
Walking Dead

Why Walking Dead Refuses to Reveal What Started the Zombie Apocalypse

The Walking Dead has proven time and time again that the real villains in the show are the humans, not the hordes of brain-hungry undead. After all, the drama's most shocking and poignant deaths have been the ones perpetrated by monstrous characters…
most heartbreaking death

TV's most heartbreaking death explained

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The Sopranos anniversary: TV's most heartbreaking death explained Long Term Parking." For fans of The Sopranos, the banal airport sign remains a haunting callback more than a decade after the episode of the same name originally aired. In the…

What the 'Thriller' girl looks like now

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​Ola Ray became a part of music history when she appeared alongside Michael Jackson in his 1983 music video for "Thriller." The former Playboy Playmate beat out thousands of women hoping to be cast in the short film musical that became…

See How This Port Harcourt Based Lady Is Making Her Money(PICTURES) 

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The way we Nigerians complain about no job has gotten really old, let's emulate this lady by creating the jobs ourselves. Most of the ladies around would have taken to standing in the streets with the idea of making it with their own body. Laziness…

Egypt Uncovers Remains Of Pharaoh's Daughter in 3,700-Year-Old Tomb

Archeologists have uncovered the 3,700-year-old tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh’s daughter near a newly discovered pyramid in the Dashur royal necropolis south of Cairo. Within the burial chamber, archeologists from Egypt’s ministry of antiquities…