Everyone knows that Stephen King was a janitor and Ransom Riggs shared creepy old photos on mentalfloss.com. What did some other famous writers do before their big breaks?... READ ON
In 1992, Nickelodeon assembled items important to the kids of the day, put them in a big orange time capsule, and buried it in front of Nickelodeon Studios in Universal Studios.... READ ON
Facts become very easy to copyright when they aren’t true. Here are people, places and things that exist only on paper, solely to thwart would-be info burglars.... READ ON
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1. Ho-Chunk is the language of the Hocák Nation, more commonly known as the Winnebago tribe of Wisconsin and Nebraska. In 2004, there were only 11 living fluent speakers of Ho-Chunk, all of whom also use English.
2. In the jungles of Suriname lives a nearly extinct population of people known as Akurio. Only ten members of the group speak only Akurio; the remaining 40 or so are bilingual with a neighboring group called Trió.
3. Only nine fluent... READ ON
Last month we introduced you to nine real people whose pictures have become famous on the internet. Now meet eight more!
1. Ridiculously Photogenic... READ ON
Fans of movies, books and even animated mice have translated their love for specific brands of pop culture into cults, organizations and federally recognized religious groups, with varying degrees of seriousness and success.... READ ON
Some toys were doomed from the start, as any one of the thousands of people impaled by lawn darts will attest. But others seem completely incapable of causing injury or duress…until they do.... READ ON
While some might argue that 140 characters aren't enough to adequately express a thought or have a conversation, others have discovered that a tweet or two is all it takes to end up in a courtroom. Here are 11 great tricks for tweeting yourself into a hot mess of litigation.... READ ON
We may never know the true identities of Annoying Facebook Girl and Good Guy Greg, but we do know a little bit more about the people who inspired these memes.
1. College... READ ON
We’ve scoured the Letters of Note archives once again, this time for notes from men who would hold or were holding the highest office in the land.... READ ON
The dot of the letter "i" is called a tittle.