Debunking 20 common misconceptions about sex

Maybe you consider yourself a maestro in the bedroom or a lion in the sheets or think that you don't need no stinking advice about sex. But do you really know what you're doing? Do you really have all your info right? Mental Floss decides to debunk 20 common misconceptions about sex in the video below. You'll… » 7/09/14 11:15pm 7/09/14 11:15pm

20 Fun Facts About the Way We Drink, As Told By a Breathalyzer

Do you remember that handy little breathalyzer we reviewed last year that synced with your smartphone via Bluetooth? The BACtrack Mobile, as it's called, turns out to not just be a means of trying to outdo (or under-do) your friends' drunkenness, but it's also been gathering a whole lot of anonymous data over the last… » 6/13/14 5:00pm 6/13/14 5:00pm

The dramatic evolution and 9 obscure facts about The Simpsons

The Simpsons is the longest running sitcom in TV history. Their design, personalities and even their voices have changed dramatically through 25 years on the air. We just didn't notice day after day, just like we forgot about many obscure and interesting factoids. So obscure that, unless you're a truly obsessive… » 2/25/14 11:32pm 2/25/14 11:32pm

Nine true facts that sound made up but are actually completely true

Sometimes things sound real but are completely fake. Those fake facts are just so convenient sounding and come perfectly wrapped in a bow tie that they spread like a disease. And then there are other facts that sound like complete made up bullshit but are actually real. Those are the scary ones. The shared souls over… » 2/05/14 11:34pm 2/05/14 11:34pm

9 facts about the Olympics that you probably don't know

The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming! And even if it's only the Winter Olympics, it's still fun to see countries who know nothing about each other put on colorful spandex to beat each other up for medals. But did you know that the gold medal is actually made from silver? Or that the bronze medal is only… » 2/03/14 9:19pm 2/03/14 9:19pm

What M&M, A&W, and Dozens of Other Acronyms and Initialisms Really Mean

As small businesses grow into large corporations that have to deal with mergers and hostile takeovers, their identities and branding similarly grow, evolve, and often end up being a mish-mash of various names which are then shrunk into acronyms and initialisms to make them easier to remember. A similar thing is done… » 4/24/13 4:20pm 4/24/13 4:20pm

Sperm Carry Over 37 Megabytes of DNA Data, and Other Amazing Science…

Did you know that the DNA information in a single sperm contains 37.5 MB worth of data? Which means that an average ejaculation almost instantly transfers roughly 1.5 1,500 terabytes of data. Suddenly USB 3.0 doesn't look that impressive when compared to what Mother Nature's been using for years. » 1/03/13 2:40pm 1/03/13 2:40pm

Do You Have Any Questions About Sex? Famed Sexologist Dr. Debby…

This December, famous sexologist and Gizmodo friend Dr. Debby Herbenick—author of Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction—will answer your sex questions. Every day, Dr. Herbenick will pick a question and give you a solid, scientific answer. » 11/30/12 6:01pm 11/30/12 6:01pm

16 Fun Science Facts You (Probably) Never Knew

Did you know that YouTube adds over 64 new 'Did You Know?'-type videos to its archives every minute? Ok, so that number may be completely made up, but the whole trend of cramming as many fun science facts into a couple of minutes worth of animated video is catching on. And compared to the rest of the crap that's… » 9/17/12 3:18pm 9/17/12 3:18pm