In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
Image credit: Knope2012.com
Tonight's season finale of Parks and Recreation will feature one of the most hotly contested elections since Truman defeated Dewey.
The 1950s Were Just Like an Incredibly Exaggerated Version of What I Imagine the 1950s Were Like
The imminent threat of a face-melting nuke explosion can really jar a kid.
Chickens image via ShutterstockThe birds themselves? Not a whole lot. Chickens don’t even get infected by the virus — varicella zoster, a member of the herpes family — that causes the rash.
Alex George is a bit of a tinkerer.
There is a select group of people who have achieved lifetime Mother's Day credits by saving Mom's life.
Image credit: National Archives
On a Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C., in 1859, Philip Barton Key, son of the man who wrote “The Star Spangled Banner,” stood in the park and waved his handkerch
Can you win mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge? It's a gamble!
In the betting game known as craps, the player starts by rolling two dice and combining their values.
Hoarding at a certain point becomes a health risk and fodder for reality TV.
When I started researching the history of Animaniacs, I contacted creator Tom Ruegger to see if he could fill in some gaps. I expected a few sentences in response to my questions, but Mr.
Today the Piano Man turns 63. To celebrate, here are ten of his greatest hits (my favorites), arranged in chronological order.
The Linguistic Association Between Testicles and Valor
Juliet Lapidos explains the connection between ballsy and courageous.
The Olympics Require Extreme, Rigorous, State-of-the-Art Performan
Installment #16: On May 9, 1912, the mounting tensions between Britain and Germany claimed a high-profile victim, if only in the professional sense, with the resignation of Count Paul Wolff-Metternich
Rory Sutherland is one of my favorite TED Talkers (ahem, "Speakers").
When I posted 7 Fairy Tale Castles, there were quite a few castles that didn't make the cut.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a Word Ladder puzzle named after an old Ned Miller song.