Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
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When Saparmurat Niyazov died in 2006, Turkmenistan lost its so-called “President for Life.” During his 16-year reign over this impoverished Central Asian country, Niyazo
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
• When someone mentions "celery" as an eating option to me my first response is to scoff and say "boring." But maybe boring's not so bad - after all, a celery tonic was once p
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NOVA's "The Fabric of the Cosmos" premieres tonight, November 2, at 9pm ET/PT on most PBS stations.
Today, the mentalfloss.com Brain Game brings you a new Word Ladder challenge.
Nina Sandlin takes pictures of spider genitalia in her spare time. Her spider porn collection is becoming a priceless tool for identifying arachnid species.
There are plenty of artists out there whose work can be considered puzzling, but it's rare for any of them to actually make their art from puzzles.
Back in 1937, 17-year-old Fred Morrison and his girlfriend were keeping themselves entertained by throwing the lid to a popcorn tin back and forth.
Today marks the first day of November. We're still recovering from our Halloween candy hangover, so we're keeping things simple with tonight's Late Movies.
Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints, often referred to as All Saints' Day or All Hallows (hence October 31 is Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows' Evening).
Here are ten fun facts about America’s favorite limited-time fast food sandwich.
Illustrator Tom Whalen has a thing for retro design. Check out these awesome posters featuring characters from movies, video games and tv shows we love. Have a favorite?
Photo by Brantley Gutierrez.
John Hodgman's third and final book of complete world knowledge, That is All, hits bookstore shelves today, 11/1/11.