Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
Since the days of antiquity, scholars and teachers, orators and critics, guide books and travel maps have identified Wonders of the World — locations that stand as a testament to human achievement in
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!
Would you inject 50 hookworms under your skin for your job? Or steam in a vomit sauna for a few hours? Hopefully we non-scientists will never have to answer questions like these.
Robot Revolution History Lesson: Did Charles Babbage invent the first computer in the 1830s? The Revolution looks to be a slow roll.
We promised you twenty-four '11 lists' and twenty-four '11 lists' we delivered.
Not only have the men and women of the United States Armed Forces served their country, they have also served as inspiration for the Great White Way.
There's a sale going on in the Home & Office aisle of the mental_floss store this weekend. Here are some of the great gift ideas that are 20% off — just use the coupon code HOMESALE.
Becoming a comedic icon doesn't happen overnight. It takes years and years of hard work.
Lakers star Ron Artest made waves this summer when he announce he was changing his name to Metta World Peace.
For more than a decade, cities all over the world have been regularly invaded during the height of the tourist season by colorfully painted statues of animals or objects, all in an effort to raise mon
This past summer, Gallery1988 held a collaborative art show called "I Know You Art, But What Am I?", a tribute to Pee-wee Herman.
We've discussed 11 Natural Disasters That Led to Wars. Let's switch that around.
Who knew that some noises could eventually become as extinct as the passenger pigeon?
Carolina K. Smith, M.D.