The word "unfriend" appeared in print all the way back in 1659.
You can get 15% off the great stuff in the mental_floss store this week! Just enter the coupon code SCHOOLDAYS before checkout. Stock up for fall!
Just like summer, this offer ends soon.
In case it comes up, the first video uploaded to YouTube featured co-founder Jawed Karim discussing elephants at the San Diego Zoo.
We owe some people some books! Our jury has reached verdicts in last week's giveaways.
I know from experience that a minimum wage job can feel like a real grind.
It might seem like flowers, candlelight dinners, and romantic getaways are the best ways to land a lady, but it's much easier than that. Just consider wearing a red t-shirt or tie.
Now, I like big butts as much as the next guy.
Apologies that it's been so long since we've offered a logic puzzle; creating one can be a lengthy process.
It's like a bad sitcom premise: A man swindles investors, doesn't have the money to pay them back, so the judge sentences him to play poker and use his winnings to repay them.
According to the 2010 Report to Congress on White House Staff, the combined salaries of White House employees is $38,796,307.
Related Fact: The lowest-paid full-time employees earn $37,826.
Educational films are easy to make fun of, and easy to parody -- but not easy to parody well.
1. Smokey Bear's original name was Hot Foot Teddy.
2. He has his own ZIP code (20252).
I have the honor of making cupcakes for a friend's upcoming wedding in two weeks, so I have been testing various flavors and frostings lately. It's a tough gig, I know.
USA Today, The Week,Â and Mediaite have all recently covered the resurgence of underground "doomsday" shelters "“ specifically highlighting a series of 20 membership-based subterranean
Sir Allen Lane is the creator of Penguin Books, which is credited with popularizing high-quality mass-market paperbacks.
The Siege of Leningrad was one of the most important yet devastating standoffs of World War II. For three years the city of Leningrad (now St.