Andre Agassi's father represented Iran in boxing in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.
In 1979, Philip Glass wrote a solo piano piece called "Mad Rush" (a piece of "indefinite length") in honor of the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to North America.
After several ballots, we have a winner in last week's Name Our New Printer contest.
So I'm up in Seattle this week, staying at a hotel some blocks from the original Starbucks (which, it turns out, isn't REALLY the original, but rather the second location, which was situated
Some knowledge of the 50 state capitals will go a long way toward solving the Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck!
Who parks a car better, men or women? A new study suggests what you've known all along.
The annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl on Superbowl Sunday will feature a kitten halftime show.
With so many churches around the world, it stands to reason that some will end up unused from time to time. But there's no reason to call in the demo crew.
Last week I came across a long-lost film by Jim Henson from 1963. Here's a companion piece featuring Jerry Juhl, Henson's longtime collaborator.
Our shiny new gadgets (and one teen wizard) are proving once again that human beings are really easily breakable.
This is both adorable and a tad freaky. I hope Hollywood doesn't come knocking and turn her into some freak on display.
Mary Roach is thoroughly awesome: she's funny, whip-smart, and well-read. In other words, she's one of us.
Here's a new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Enjoy!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
She called 911 for help, but the cop who responded raped her.
Despite being a puppet show for kids, Sesame Street has always done its best to push boundaries in the pursuit of children's education.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
From our own Stacy Conradt, the sad but fascinating tale of a young boy killed in 1909 while trying to avoid birthday kisses.
This "find your Blues name" chart was passed around Facebook