The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
Here's a quick quiz for movie buffs. Can you name the last ten pictures to win the Best Film: Drama award at the Golden Globes?
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
The NFL playoffs continue this weekend with Kurt Warner leading the high-scoring Arizona Cardinals into New Orleans for a showdown with the Saints.
This is a fantastic link many of you have probably already seen, but it bears repeating! The New York Times takes a peek into Netflix queues.
By John Scott
Many, many years ago today (451 years ago, to be exact), the world changed when Elizabeth I took the throne.
Did you know that boiling water is just regular water that has been made very hot?
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
For the past few years, VICE magazine has been dispatching correspondents to far-flung, weird and dangerous parts of the world -- places you would never, never think of taking the family on vacation -
Floor Collapses at Swedish Weight Watchers Clinic
Around twenty weight-loss program participants were gathered for a weigh-in when the floor collapsed at the Weight Watchers clinic in VÃ¤xjÃ¶, Sweden
Pit bulls have one of the worst reputations of all breeds, but as many advocates will tell you, it's not the breed that makes some of the animals rotten, it's how the dog is raised.
The U.S. historyÂ instructor offered to give extra credit to five students - Billy, Lilly, Millie, Tilly, and Willie - if they'd each do a special report on a different state of the union.
What Makes a Great Teacher? Teach for America shares their findings on what the most effective teachers have that others don't. (via YesButNoButYes)
First-Person Tetris rotates when you do.
With the new year only two weeks old, it's not too late for a series of clips about the year (or ten years) behind us.