Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
The mildly disturbing creature you see above may not immediately seem recognizable, but it is just your everyday spectacled bear --sans hair.
Most of Antarctica has about 2 1/2 miles of ice covering it, and that cold, white wasteland is what most people picture when they think of our south pole.
On the heels of last week's iPad announcement, I had the good fortune yesterday of asking Chris Anderson via telephone what he thinks will happen to print magazines (and publishing in general) as
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word FLOSS into the word BRUSH inÂ seven (or fewer) steps.
The Vancouver Experiment. Nothing to do with the Olympics, this experiment involves helping heroin addicts with a safe place to shoot up. (via Metafilter)
Which Disney princess is the greenest?
I am a TV marathoner. When my boyfriend and I choose a new series to Netflix, our entire social lives disappear until we finish the series.
First a little update: We're now over 820 fans over on the Hunt's Facebook page! Gamers are taking it upon themselves to trade answers through cryptic clues! Nice going Fans!
In case you haven't already heard, Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter this morning. Stupid groundhog.
New Orleans, January 1981.
A Small Act was a documentary in competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and it tells an amazing story.
The Winter Olympics are still a week and a half away, but it's never too early to start getting warmed up.
If you've been thinking about replenishing your t-shirt supply, now would be a good time. Through tonight at 11:59pm EST, all mental_floss t-shirts are on sale for $14.90.
While surfing may have originated in ancient Polynesian culture hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, the man who gets all the credit for bringing it to California's shores (via Hawaii) is Geo
(Image of Machu Picchu courtesy of Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia.)
Airing tonight (February 2, 2010) at 8pm on PBS stations: NOVA's Ghosts of Machu Picchu. Set your DVRs now!
Sisso suffered from an injured right wing over eight months ago.