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Mental Floss

Season 2015 2015

  • 2015-01-14T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 7 mins
  • 6 hours, 11 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information.

53 episodes

2015x01 30 Stories from Behind the Scenes of Blockbusters

  • Season Premiere

    2015-01-14T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at 30 behind the scenes stories from Hollywood blockbusters.

This week, John looks at 26 facts about the founding fathers of the United States.

2015x03 24 Origins of Cheese Names

  • 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Mike looks at some (very) weird apps for your phone.

2015x05 30 More Life Hacks Debunked Pt. 3

  • 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John tests a third round of 30 "life hacks" to see if they work as promised.

2015x06 23 Weird Awards

  • 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Paige looks at 23 weird awards you can win!

2015x07 80 Facts about the '80s

  • 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at words invented by authors.

2015x08 43 Words Invented by Authors

  • 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at words invented by authors.

2015x09 30 Weird Apps

  • 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Mike looks at some (very) weird apps for your phone.

2015x10 23 Bad Business Moves

  • 2015-03-11T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Paige looks at 23 less than stellar business moves.

2015x11 51 Astounding Animal Facts

  • 2015-03-18T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at awesome, astounding, and amazing animals!

This week, John looks at some of the ways technology has improved our lives.

2015x14 30 Facts about Chocolate

  • 2015-03-30T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at some delicious facts about chocolate.

2015x15 31 Facts about Pigs

  • 2015-04-01T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, the episode you've all been waiting for, John looks at some amazing facts about pigs!

2015x16 21 Fandom Facts

  • 2015-04-08T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Mike takes a look at some of your favorite fandoms!

2015x18 101 (More) Amazing Facts

  • 2015-04-22T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

We do a lot of research around here for mental_floss episodes, and often come across facts that don't fit in to any specific episodes but are too good to keep to ourselves. This week, John rifles through 101 amazing facts.

2015x19 25 Towns that Changed Names

  • 2015-04-29T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at 25 towns that made some interesting naming choices.

This week, Elliott talks all things Muppets with Kermit and Miss Piggy (with appearances by Statler, Waldorf, and Animal).

2015x21 30 Strange Scholarships

  • 2015-05-13T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Paige looks at 30 rather strange scholarship opportunities.

2015x22 23 Weird Celebrity Businesses

  • 2015-05-20T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at 23 weird celebrity businesses, aka, all the fun ways celebrities can lose money!

2015x23 24 Strange Scientific Studies

  • 2015-05-27T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks 24 strange scientific studies!

2015x24 24 Food Origins

  • 2015-06-03T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks 24 foods that probably didn't originate where you think they did!

2015x25 14 Facts about Parasites

  • 2015-06-17T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Aaron shares some facts about truly horrifying parasites! Sleep tight...

2015x26 27 Weird World Records

  • 2015-06-24T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at (and tries to break a few) weird world records!

This week, John looks at some unexpected things you'll find aboard cruise ships!

2015x28 Bloopers

  • 2015-07-08T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

As some of you might know, John is hardly a one-take-wonder. So, enjoy some of our favorite goofs from the past few months of shooting!

2015x29 27 Facts About Maps

  • 2015-07-15T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John shares 27 facts about maps.

This week, John looks at 25 things you probably didn't know about dreams.

2015x31 25 Historic Heists

  • 2015-08-05T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Craig looks at historic heists!

2015x32 22 Bizarre Conspiracy Theories

  • 2015-08-12T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at some bizarre conspiracy theories that people actually believe!

2015x33 21 Failed Inventions

  • 2015-08-19T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Mike Rugnetta takes a look at some inventions that just weren't meant to be.

This week, John looks at some facts about ordinary household items!

2015x35 28 Unusual Political Parties

  • 2015-09-02T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Craig looks at some unusual political parties from around the world.

2015x37 24 Facts about Musicals

  • 2015-09-16T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Erin McCarthy (Executive Editor of MentalFloss.com) shares some interesting facts about musicals!

This week, John tells you a few things you probably didn't know about inventors.

2015x39 26 Fun Facts about Money

  • 2015-09-30T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Adriene Hill shares some fun facts about money!

2015x40 24 Ridiculous Lawsuits

  • 2015-10-07T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John shares some truly ridiculous lawsuits.

2015x41 22 Brain Facts

  • 2015-10-14T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Craig shares some great facts about brains!

2015x42 41 Fascinating Sports Facts

  • 2015-10-21T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John shares some fascinating sports facts!

2015x43 22 Horror Movie Facts

  • 2015-10-28T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Craig takes a look at some classic horror films!

This week, John tells you some things you probably didn't know about Barbie!

2015x45 24 Facts about Wine

  • 2015-11-11T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Craig tells you all about wine!

2015x46 31 Genius Facts about Jim Henson

  • 2015-11-13T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John shares some little known facts about Jim Henson!

2015x47 52 Facts about Popular Cities

  • 2015-11-18T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John shares some little known facts about popular cities!

2015x48 37 Facts about Fruit

  • 2015-12-02T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Adriene shares some little known facts about fruit!

This week, John shares some little known facts about the science of music!

2015x50 26 Facts about Romantic Comedies

  • 2015-12-16T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John shares some little known facts about his favorite romantic comedies!

2015x51 25 Holiday Film facts

  • 2015-12-21T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John shares some little known facts about his favorite holiday films!

2015x53 25 Lost Cities

  • 2015-07-22T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, John looks at 25 lost cities.

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