Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
First off, I should share the news that aÂ T-shirt design that I suggested a while back is now available at the mental_floss store.
When I was younger, I wasn't a bad kid -- but I did like to hang around them and watch them do bad things, like in middle school when some kids I knew vandalized the boys' bathroom during lu
5-year-old Wesley performs Folsom Prison Blues at the 2009 Spring Coffee Shop Jam in Seattle. (via Videogum)
Transparent aluminum is here.
If anyone subscribed to the notion that there are any educational or otherwise redeeming qualities in the articles I post, I give you...people throwing things from roofs.
We'll start with
There were eight main Muppet Babies under Nanny's watch, plus two semi-regular guests.
Gidget the Chihuahua, the famed Taco Bell mascot from 1997 to 2000, died of a stroke last week at the age of 15.
It was this week in 1836 that Paris celebrated the inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe, 30 years after the triumphal arch was first commissioned by Napoleon.
You can still catch most of your favorite Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies classics on the Cartoon Network and elsewhere; many have been in heavy syndication for a half-century.
Earlier this morning I announced via Twitter that I'd found the most amazing high school logo.
It's surprising how often America's national pastime, baseball, finds itself snugly entrenched with the country's second-favorite hobby, litigation.
Over the weekend, the Guinness Book of World Records named Doctor Who the most successful science-fiction series in television history.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators!
First, the prizes: In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the fir
My husband talks about his days as a long-haul truck driver and the pet squirrel who kept him company (and startled many a driver at truck stops).
POSSESSED is a short documentary (21 minutes) by director Martin Hampton, showing the private lives of compulsive hoarders -- people who collect or save things far beyond reasonable limits.
On a personal note, I've been experiencingÂ nightmares over the last several months - more than usual - and I haven't been able to pin down the cause.