Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
Jeremy Bernstein (a professor of physics and occasional journalist) brings us a nice recollection of playing chess with Stanley Kubrick, covering the Fischer/Spassky chess match for Playboy using a ps
After Duke beat West Virginia to advance to the National Championship game, I approached our regulars with story ideas.
I love old houses.
Other than the armor and a few stray hairs, this guy looks like someone you might see walking down the street.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. One of these numbersÂ is already provided for you.
With last weekend's release of the iPad, more pundits than ever are proclaiming the book an endangered species. Bookstores are closing left and right.
Pigeons outperform humans at the Monty Hall Dilemma. Ah, but they had an edge in that they got to practice all day instead of just thinking it through!
By Erik Sass
If you're looking to make an unforgettable getaway, let Winston Churchill, Geronimo, and the slave who mailed himself to freedom show you the way.
The Energizer BunnyÂ wasÂ ripped off fromÂ a Duracell commercial?Â The outfits worn by Playboy BunniesÂ were the firstÂ patented work outfits?
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
The ultimate couch potato accessory: a universal remote that doubles as a bottle opener (surely having liquid and electronics so close together isn't a great idea ...)
So you say you know your Star Wars flicks when you hear 'em? Prove it. Our friends at boingboing.net posted my quiz today.
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When Tiger Woods announced he'd make his comeback at the Masters, a British bookmaker immediately installed him as a 4-1 favorite.
Never underestimate the myriad uses for bacon: flamethrowers, vodka, bouquets, here are the 10 most ponderous pork usages.
An interactive guide to the Periodic Table - even those who were superbl
Looking for something a little more inspired than standard deviled eggs to serve at your Easter gathering?