Mental Floss

7 facts about the Scone of Stone

The Stone of Scone is one of the oldest—and the least glamorous—of the British coronation trappings, but it’s had a long and colorful history, right up to the present day.
Pennsylvania Gazette

A life's calling

Liz Theoharis C’98 co-chairs the recent revival of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. The Presbyterian minister, social justice leader, and biblical scholar is reframing the narrative around poverty and the poor while pushing for lasting policy changes.
The Washington Post

How a 1933 photo (maybe of a dog)
sparked the Loch Ness monster craze

On a sunny Scottish Sunday, Nov. 12, 1933, Hugh Gray took his usual walk after church along Loch Ness, near Inverness. As he later told the Scottish Daily Record, he noticed “an object of considerable dimensions” emerging two or three feet out of the water not far from him.
Main Line Today

Fables of the reconstruction

After posing as appraisers of Civil War artifacts on "Antiques Roadshow," former Bryn Mawr collectibles dealer Russ ​Pritchard III and his accomplices bilked several individuals--and a Harrisburg museum--of thousands.
The Washington Post

This rock-and-roll song launched a musical
​genre about kids,
cars and crashes

“Teen Angel” became the first teen-tragedy song to reach No. 1
on the charts and paved the way for a distinct, though short-lived,
musical genre about youths dying in car or motorcycle wrecks.​ 
Delaware Today

Behind the scenes of Winterthur's
'Antiques Roadshow' episodes

As I handed my grandmother’s aquamarine ring to "Antiques Roadshow" jewelry appraiser Kevin Zavian at the show’s first filming in Delaware at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, I wondered what he could tell me that I didn’t already know. 


Writer and Editor

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Looking back at Prince Philip’s life

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth for over 70 years, has died. He was 99 years old.

Mental Floss

5 European princesses who
​are preparing to reign

In the coming decades, five princesses are expected to ascend the thrones of Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
The unprecedented number of queens-in-waiting stems from updated succession laws in all of the countries but Spain.

Delaware Today

Inside Winterthur's historical
​conservation efforts

Henry Francis du Pont’s legacy lives on through the Wilmington museum's programs, which are aimed at training
the next generation of antiquities conservationists.
Mental Floss

5 other Princes of Wales who
​waited a long time to reign

Charles III is far from the only Prince of Wales who spent much of his life waiting to rule. Here are the next five longest-serving Princes of Wales and the most surprising things they accomplished.