The Pittsburgh Penguins made Mister Rogers an honorary captain in 1991.
Payola became a household word in 1959, thanks to a high-profile trial that made examples of two legendary disc jockeys – Alan Freed and Dick Clark (above).
In 1959, Alan Freed
"I got an MFA in fiction writing. I had a really hard time selling the first manuscript that I wrote.
We've been planning something special for Friday, November 11.
Christen Carter has accumulated thousands of historic buttons over the years. Beautiful ones. Hilarious ones. Crafty ones.
Good luck unraveling today's Monday Math Square at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
Back in March of 1998, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang paid their own oddball homage to Andy Rooney, rest in peace, with a "Rooney-off."
Using data from a nationwide study of 7,00
If you've ever dreamed of running away to join the circus, then these amazing color photos of showgirls and other female performers from the 1940s and 1950s might just be the push you need.
Many, many people have discovered our site through StumbleUpon over the years. Last week, the company launched StumbleUpon Channels, which help Stumble users keep up with their favorite sites.
Robot Revolution Update: One man's trash is another man's … robot? (or in this case, Nerdbot) Beware! The revolution will begin in the trashcans!
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Oil Drilling Rig on Badlands; © Lowell Georgia/Corbis
Millions of Americans would do almost anything for a job right now.
Both Ryan Adams and Bryan Adams are celebrating birthdays today, which is just
What do you think of when you gaze at the moon?
On this date in 1955, Doc Brown hit his head on the edge of his sink and invented time travel.
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