CLOSE
Original image
Simpsons Wiki

A Death in The Simpsons Family

Original image
Simpsons Wiki

The Simpson Family = The Groening Family

The recent death of Matt Groening’s mother led to a very familiar obit.

*

Are You King of the Nerds?

Or just a pawn? It probably depends on whether or not you own any of these.

*

How Cheesy Can You Get?

The history of ballpark nachos shows us that very thing.

*

Must Not Have Been A Very Hungry, Hungry Hippo

Paul Templer claims to have been eaten by a hippo, and lived to tell the tale.

*

The Trashiest Boat on the Open Seas

The Mobro 4000 sounds like a futuristic robot butler. It’s not. It’s actually a barge carrying 6 million pounds of trash that has nowhere to go.

*

Well That Took 11 Seconds

The man who discovered three kidnapped girls in Cleveland last night has already been internet-ized.

*

RIP: Hotmail

The once mighty mail service is no more.

Original image
Warner Bros.
The Many Deaths of the Joker
Original image
Warner Bros.

The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

*

The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

*

Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

*

The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

*

The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

*

The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

*

America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

*

11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

Original image
iStock
The Magic of Making Marbles
Original image
iStock

The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

*

The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

*

The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

*

The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

*

Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

*

Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

*

5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

*

Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios