Deipnophobia is the fear of dinner party conversations.
Last week we toured some of Europe's most beautiful libraries. Now let's see what South America has to offer.
1. The Royal Portuguese Reading Room,
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
With all of this political posturing left and right and swing votes and grizzly moms, we mustn't overlook … the Clown Vote!
Thanks to Randy for sending me the greatest link of 2012 (so far): a "Perfect Strangers" video game! That theme song … I am nearly weeping from the flawlessness.
I know I’m showing my age when I talk to people and say something like, “Remember when The Simpsons was really funny?” and they don’t. Awkward.
Doctor Who has a long and noble history of attempting to convey history to its young viewers. It has not always been completely successful, however.
In advance of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, here's our three-minute guide to the most exciting two minutes in
All right, this whole Afternoon-Links-naming rigamarole has run its course. I promise we'll settle on something this weekend.
In this short talk, Oregonian paper towel expert* Joe Smith explains how to dry your hands using a single paper towel. He gives a series of demos, boiling down to two crucial steps: shake and fold.
Zooey Deschanel plays one. So do William H. Macy and Mr. Schuester on Glee. Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder accompanies himself exclusively on one for his latest album, Ukulele Songs.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge:
Examine the 4 pro baseball game scores that follow,
then figure out the score of the 5th game:
Chicago 1, New
The Brangelina twins and People Magazine share the record for the largest monetary transaction ($14 million) for celebrity baby photos.
May the 4th be with you!
Margaret Mitchell at the Gone With The Wind movie premiere party in Atlanta. © Bettmann/CORBIS, 1939
On this date 75 years ago, Gone with the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Welcome once again to the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.