Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.
From the Department of Holy Cow! "Yes, a real Viking sword over 1000 years old.
On this date in 2001, Apple rolled out the first iPod. Here's how the New York Times covered the
Whether or not you would ever dress up your own pet, it’s hard to deny that critters look cute in Halloween costumes, no matter what species they happen to be.
Fact-checking our parents.
Who said taking the train was boring? There's a new way to be whimsical on your commute: swings installed on San Francisco's BART. I really want these everywhere.
There are plenty of stories of loving, elderly couples dying within a few years or even months of one another, but an hour apart is pretty impressive.
Last week we featured Hugh Laurie on the Friday Late Movies, and many people requested a turn for Stephen Fry. Glad to accommodate!
Beaker/Bunsen's Severed Head image courtesy of reader Lisa Kuchy
We’ve already told you that your Halloween candy probably isn’t poisoned.
On Fridays, 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.
Bands like Van Halen, The Alan Parsons Project, Phish and Santana all are named after members in the band. But what about bands named after people NOT in the band?
Video games often feature dumb premises: plumbers must save a princess from a dragon/turtle monster? What's going on there?!
Five Stabbed at Get-out-of-jail Party
A welcome home party for an unnamed teenager released from juvenile detention in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, turned ugly Saturday night.
Today, the Friday Free-for-all makes an appearance at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
The 25 Worst Cities to Be Young. The numbers that were crunched included unemployment, education, debt, and marriage among the young adult populations.
According to Herodotus, when the Athenian lawgiver Solon visited Croesus, the fabulously wealthy king of Lydia, Croesus -- showing off his riches and sumptuous palace -- asked Solon who the happiest m