The Late Movies: "Atlantic City" Covers

Erica Palan

While researching this post, I came across a quote from Justin Townes Earle that I just loved.

14 More Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Earlier this year, Bill DeMain introduced us to 15 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. Now that you've integrated those into your vocabulary, here are 14

Big Money: Yap's Stone Currency

Bill DeMain

Photo Credit: Flickr user annamatic3000 If you wanted to be a bank robber on Yap, you’d need a forklift and a crane, along with an 18-wheeler to make your getaway.

Where Do Historical Reenactors Get Their Gear?

Matt Soniak

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

Alanis Irony: Nobel Winner Dies Days Before Award Given

David K. Israel

It's like something out of that Alanis song: An old man turned ninety-eight, He won the lottery and died the next day Dr. Ralph M.

A Song About Eponyms

Chris Higgins

NPR brings us "Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun" -- a song about eponyms.

Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles' Biggest Flop

Eddie Deezen

Did you know The Beatles made a TV movie?

The 2011 Zombie Invasion Schedule

Miss Cellania

Zombies make their appearances here and there all through the year, but you will see more of them this month.

Brain Game: Two Spares

It's Tuesday Test Time here at the Brain Game. Good luck! Ben and Cal are both excellent 10-pin bowlers, but have a little trouble in the first and last throw of each game.

Morning Cup of Links: Emergency Teddy Bear

Miss Cellania

The TV series Arrested Development will be resurrected for nine or ten new episodes before the movie is released.

Now Streaming on Netflix: The Wonder Years

Jason English

Before you sit down and watch all 115 episodes, see how well you remember the up-and-comers who appeared on the show in minor roles.

The Late Movies: Awesome & Elaborate Marriage Proposals

Andréa Fernandes

About a week ago, a guy named Jamin proposed to his girlfriend Valerie at Downtown Disney with a Marvels Dance Company flash mob.

7 Geeky Wedding Pictures From Ungeeky Weddings

Jill Harness

If you’ve followed mental_floss for long enough, you've probably seen Miss Cellania’s articles about geeky theme weddings.

Giving Rural Kids Computers and Seeing What Happens

Chris Higgins

Sugata Mitra's TED Talk starts with these words: "There are places on Earth, in every country, where, for various reasons, good schools cannot be built and good teachers cannot or do not wa

If a Foul Ball Hits You, Does the Team Owe You Anything?

Matt Soniak

© RHONA WISE/epa/CorbisOn August 29, former Phillie and current Florida Marlins infielder Greg Dobbs hit a kid in the face with a line drive foul ball while playing the Mets at Citi Field.The 12-year-