CLOSE
Original image
kuemmanayu/Instagram

Baby's Best Friend

Original image
kuemmanayu/Instagram

A baby and his cocker spaniel are best friends. They do everything together, especially posing for extremely cute photographs.
*
Famous Last Words from Football Fans and Other Fanatics. People who write their own obituaries often say it better than anyone else would.
*
Which Books Do Readers Find Hard To Finish? I've never made it through The Lord of the Rings or the book of Job.
*
This is how a manly man procures dinner. Now let's see him do that for a family of six.
*
10 Musical Genres That Should Never, Ever Be Revived. Their heydays were so short that you may not had even heard of most of them.
*
The Iron Throne on TV is impressive, but not quite as impressive as George R.R. Martin had in mind when he wrote about it. Get a look at what he really imagined it would look like.
*
Smart cement? A university in the Netherlands has developed a form of pavement that absorbs air pollution!
*
Fireworks, Lightning, Riding Lawnmowers and Other Summer Menaces. A look at the common and the bizarre ways we injure ourselves in the summer.
*
Two months ago, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight were freed from years of captivity in a Cleveland house. Now they've made a video to thank everyone and show how they are doing.

Original image
iStock
A Sports Car is Born
Original image
iStock

A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

*

The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

*

No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

*

A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

*

How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

*

Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

*

The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

*

10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

Original image
iStock
2017 College Football Preview
Original image
iStock

Here's Your Crash Course on College Football for 2017. Catch up on everything you should know before the first kickoff.

*

The Teenager Who Stole Queen Victoria’s Panties. Edward Jones made a reputation for himself by sneaking into the Royal Palace.

*

The Stories Behind TV Production Company Closing Logos. The few seconds of video has no purpose other than to serve as a signature.

*

Fast Times at Ridgemont High: 35 Years Later. Writer Cameron Crowe and director Amy Heckerling reminisce about the film that launched a dozen careers.

*

Adam Ellis is coming to the realization that his apartment building is haunted. Even his cats know someone is there at midnight.

*

The Surprising Origins of Kotex Pads. No one wanted to manufacture a product that couldn't be advertised.

*

5 Perfect Accessories for Viewing the Solar Eclipse. And you have just enough time to have them delivered.

*

This Super-Sweet Watermelon Has a Deadly History. Thieves risked their lives to steal Bradford watermelons in the 19th century.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios