The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
Finding great local restaurants can be a challenge. There seem to be a dozen mediocre, even bad restaurants, for every good one. That's why chains have gotten so popular in the last few decades.
You know how you hold on to some stupid kitchen item for like eight years, then decide that you’ve used it once and donate it to Goodwill?
Russian artist Tatiana Plakhova makes music portraits -- detailed illustrations based on the mathematical structure of music.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Set your DRVs for "Trek Nation" tonight (November 30, 2011) at 8pm ET/PT on the Science Channel.
If you're going to watch one documentary about Star Trek, it should be Trekkies.
• Salmon are anadromous, meaning that they are born in fresh water, spend most of their life in the sea, and return to fresh water to spawn.
Forster Forest / Shutterstock.comMovember, like many other brilliant ideas, was born of a drunken, meandering conversation in a bar. It was 2003, in a pub in Adelaide, Australia.
Steve Murray over at The National Post had fun imagining what Jim Henson’s crew has been up to since the release of the last Muppets film 12 years ago.
by Mike Albo
Tonight is the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Here are some essential talking points about the Norway
Used tires end up in landfills all too often, taking centuries or more to break down. But there are other uses for all that road-worn rubber.
The man who provided us with some of the best quips ever is also one of the most misquoted men of all time.
Today's Wednesday Wordplay puzzle at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a new Word Ladder.
Improv Everywhere is in the Christmas spirit already.
The universe is loaded with unbelievably gorgeous sights beyond even the most creative artist's talents.
In the winter of 1963-64, a team of FBI agents spent their days hunched over portable record players, struggling to decode a message that threatened the morality of America’s youth.