In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
In this TEDxCaltech talk, physicist Leonard Susskind talks about his old friend Richard "Dick" Feynman.
I've been hanging out over at English Russia a lot recently, and I came across an archive of Russian propaganda posters.
It's many readers' favorite way to start the week: The Monday Math Square Brain Game at mentalfloss.com!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1
You probably know that snails often fall prey to hungry birds, but you might not know that the slithering insect mollusk crawling across your driveway might have already been eaten by a bird—and surv
Who will be the inaugural inductees into the Trivia Hall of Fame?
Need a collaborative, creative kid project? Use Lunch Notes as an inspiration: “Every day since kindergarten Rob Kimmel has sent his son to school with a post-it note and pen inside his lunchbox.
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Signs You Have Arrived: when there’s a drink named after you.
How many of these 100 great books have you read?
From Greg Braxton in The Los Angeles Times:
The series was inspired by concerns [series creator] Vince Gilligan and writer friend Tom Schnauz had after The X-Files ended about the scarcity of scree
1. There Are Human Remains in the Haunted Mansion
The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is one of the scariest places in the park, but not for the reasons you’d expect.
The final movie in the Harry Potter series opened this weekend -although you may have to wait a day or two to get tickets at this point.
American institution or not, Nikita Khrushchev probably wasn’t impressed with the mysterious homemade apple pie he received during his first visit to the United States in 1959.
Poor Asha just had what was almost certainly his worst day ever; he was hit by two different cars while trying to cross the street. Fortunately, a rescuer found him in time to save him.
When I was in school, A+ was the best grade one could get. 90 was an A-, 95, an A and 100 = A+. Of course, grading systems vary depending on where you grow up.