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…

14 Most Famous Predictions By Nostradamus

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In honor of the new year, we'd like to take a look at the past, and check out the most renown prognosticator in history.Nostradamus wrote his first set of Quatrains, four line predictions, in 1555 and books are still being rolled out today. Following…

Five things you never travel without

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“Five things I never travel without” are as follows: #1 - I never travel without telling someone where exactly I’m going and will be staying etc. As a solo traveller 90% of the time, it’s prudent to let someone know your hotel…
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…
Africa Roundup

Africa Roundup: eBay expands, Google CEO visits Lagos, Ghana enters space

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eBay opened up its U.S. platform to Africa through its partnership with MallforAfrica.com. Americans can now buy products on eBay from select vendors in six African countries, starting with merchandise categories of fashion, art, jewelry, and…

Oxford and Cambridge top world university rankings(Top World 20 Universities)

Two UK universities occupy the top spots in a global ranking for the first time. The University of Oxford is top of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with Cambridge University second, up from fourth place last year. A…
41 Things

41 Things You Should Never Say To Your Boss

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Your workplace may be casual, and you might be pretty tight with your boss, but that doesn’t mean there are no boundaries. Even if you feel like your boss has become a friend, you should always avoid saying these 41 things—unless you’re…
Being black

"I faked being black to get into med school"

'I faked being black to get into med school' Worried he couldn't compete against fellow Indian-Americans,…
Simple Math Problem

This Simple Math Problem Will Make You Lose Your Mind

Math, even in its simplest form, can confuse the hell out of anyone, which is why this math problem is driving people crazy. The question, posed by popular YouTube account MindYourDecisions, was originally posted on Aug. 31, 2016 but…