Tag: mental floss

  • 28 Famous Foods Named After People

    Popular online personality John Green of Mental Floss returns to discuss 28 Famous Foods Named After People. As usual, he surprises viewers with unexpected information, such as the legend that a drunk stock broker was the inventor of eggs benedict, how the sandwich was named, and much more.   Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/08/21/28-famous-foods-named-after-people/

  • How Does Deodorant Work

    Most of us use deodorant, but have no idea how it actually works. What many people don’t realize is that there are two different products in the deodorant aisle: deodorant and antiperspirant. They are often mixed together, but they are also sold separately. Mental Floss explains the difference between the two, and how they help make us […]

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  • Amusing Facts About Amusement Parks

    Have you ever wondered where the Ferris wheel got its name? It’s actually named after the creator of the amusement park ride, George Washington Gale Ferris. John Green of Mental Floss reviews this and more in this new list video about amusement parks.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/08/20/amusing-facts-about-amusement-parks/

  • 38 Sweet Facts About Candy

    In honor of Halloween, popular Internet nerd John Green investigates candy on his weekly Mental Floss educational-list show.  Finally, discover just how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop, and 37 other Sweet Facts About Candy in the new video.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/10/23/38-sweet-facts-about-candy/