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    In July 1939, Ian Fleming was appointed assistant to Admiral John Godfrey, Britain’s director of naval intelligence (and a possible inspiration for James Bond’s MI6 boss, M). Godfrey loved fly-fishing, Fleming loved fiction, and shortly after the start of...
    Perhaps, such a mirror already really exists somewhere at a distance of a billion light years to see the reflection of dinosaurs in the past. In fact, it may not be a mirror, but rather a topology of space that performs the same function.Read also:Last Fl...
    Doctor Who officially has a 14th Doctor. Ncuti Gatwa, who has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for three years in a row for his part on Netflix’s Sex Education, will take over the role of the iconic Time Lord from Jodie Whittaker.“It feels really amazi...
    This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.Having your cooking essentials within reach makes dinner prep a lot easier to manage, especially during...
    In Hieronymus Bosch’s visions of hell, Satan and his followers subject sinners to an endless parade of punishments. A hare captures a former hunter, trussing him up to a pole as a pair of hunting dogs maul a man nearby. A gambler has his hand impaled on a...
    Among the great discoveries of the 20th century was that of the role of DNA in heritability and the maintenance of life. Each of our cells contains almost two meters (6.5 ft) of DNA coiled within it. The study of DNA is still ongoing, but some of the disc...