One of Prince Charles's Secret Service code names was "Unicorn."
Wednesday Wordplay is bustin' out all over here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Acne is a peculiarly human problem that might have been caused by the loss of our ancient ancestor's body hair.
1. You know how it smells after it rains? That clean, greenish smell when rain lands on dry ground? That’s petrichor, from the Greek petra (stone) and ichor (the blood of Greek gods and goddesses).
California girls Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are identical twins with opposite personalities. Jess is popular and a little mischievous, while Liz is intelligent and innocent.
As soon as an actor in a movie or TV show starts rattling off a phone number, every viewer knows what the first three digits will be. How did “555” become the convention for fake phone numbers?
I've enjoyed The Museum of Online Museums for years -- it's full of amazing collections of odd things. I even linked to one of the collections back in 2007.
I recently spent eight days traveling around the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, though explaining why I went is a bit complicated.
The March of Progress is the name of a 1965 illustration by Rudolph Zallinger for the Time-Life book series Life Nature Library, specifically for the volume entitled Early Man.
Altoids tins are pretty darn cool, but most of us don't have any use for them besides the occasional storage space for buttons.
The next time you’re watching that sports-themed comedy or epic Roman war picture and you notice some of the crowd members don’t seem nearly as excited as the others, it’s probably not that they’re ba
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Tim and Tom were well-matched golfers.
To promote the new Internet Explorer 9, Soap Creative developed the world's biggest Pac-Man game which involves thousands of user-submitted screens, and could take years to play.
I know people who describe themselves as "bread obsessives" or "pizza fanatics" -- often they're talented in the kitchen and have latched onto one aspect of food or food cultu
Back in 2009, we discussed the origins of the names TiVo, Blackberry and Hulu, among others. Here's how eight more tech companies, websites and gadgets got their names.