Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
Ready to get fired up about America's space program? Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson drop some knowledge on the history of NASA and current spending priorities.
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This isn't exactly what tourism bureaus want you to picture when you hear a town or region's name.
Kidnap Victim Saved by Twitter Followers
Lynn Peters of Johannesburg, South Africa, sent out a Tweet that her boyfriend had been kidnapped Sunday night.
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge:
Unscramble the letters in
to make a two word phrase.
Here is the ANSWER.
The Countess of Rothes was the most distinguished of all the Titanic passengers, and the only one with a title.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.
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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
In this fourteen-minute TEDxBoston Talk, uber-geeks Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel talk about what they've learned from processing 5 million books (or 500 billion words) via the Go
In case you missed the first two installments in this mini-series, here’s the ‘60s post and yesterday’s ‘70s post. Today, of course, we move on to the ‘80s.
Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine recently released a list of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids.
Many years ago, my mother got a fortune cookie that said, "You got the wrong cookie!" That particular message has cropped a couple of times since then.
Students taking (or who have recently taken) geometry should find today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge easy. Most of the rest of us... not so much.
Henri, an existential-minded French cat, is filled with ennui.
In the 100 years since the hulking ship slipped beneath the surface of the Atlantic, a wealth of ideas have been offered for how to bring it back up – many of them proposed before the ship was even lo