In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
Today (09-09-09) marks the landmark re-release of the entire Beatles catalog (thirteen albums plus two additional discs of non-album tracks) as boxed sets and individual discs, in two formats: the or
So, recently YouTube started showing whole movies for free -- much like Hulu, there are occasional ads interspersed, but they're not too bad.
09.09.09: It's Beatlemania all over again. At least, it is at my house.
A question from reader Josiah: "Do blind people see when they dream?Â I think there are two sides to the question, dealing with people who were born blind, and those who used to be able to see.&q
In last week's newsletter—yes, we have a newsletter; the sign-up box is on the right—I reprinted a few emails from a reader who, with the help of a story by our own Scott Alle
"¢ In reference to its base of red wine, the word sangria means "bloody." Despite its eerily evocative etymology, Sangria is considered a friendly and socially-inclined drink (perhaps
In many horror movies, there's a scene when the captives try to escape.
Today is 09/09/09, and you know what that
A certain group of readers will have no problem with today's Brain Game; and I'm sure they'll make themselves known.
Where Did All the Flowers Come From? Figuring out the evolution of flowers may be a matter of analyzing how the DNA of modern flowers works.
Kate Pong gives birth to quintuplets.
Did anyone see Extract this weekend? I'm going this week, and if it's even a quarter as good as Office Space, I'll be happy.
Here's your daily dose of science video: in this BBC production, "A flood hits a fire ant colony in the Amazon jungle.
Here's something you may not know about me: I'm a sucker for limited-edition candy.
It was a busy Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, and the mental_floss staff was smack in the middle of the action.
Last month we told you about people who stumbled upon their fortune.