TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
Our new cover story on leaders is filled with the bold ideas and strange measures that politicians have taken to try and better their countries.
Several factors were in play in the 1920s for the emergence of what came to known as flappers, teenagers and young women who flouted convention and spent their time pursuing fun instead of settling do
I always wanted to write a book that included characters with names like G.A. Tchai, Jay Caye, and Ella Minnow. One day.
Anyway, today's Brain Game also involves the letters L.
The Boy Who Heard Too Much. Blind teenager Matthew Weigman used his "telephone superpowers" to run a crime spree from his bedroom.
How to defeat your toddler using karate techniques.
It's always embarrassing when your cellphone goes off at the wrong time -- in a class; in a movie theater during a quiet, dramatic scene; in an important meeting.
Sometimes, people are just so creative and full of thoughts that a single outlet for creativity is simply not enough. This does not apply to me.
During a game of Scrabble in December of 1979, Canadian journalists Chris Haney and Scott Abbott decided to create their own board game.
When it comes to accommodations, there's good weird and there's bad weird.
As the economy sputters, everyone's looking for new ways to save on food. That's why, we askedÂ David Clark to collect a whole bunch of no-budget meal ideas for the new issue.
Picking only 20 was hard. Comedy is just something Jews do well.
What grabbed my attention this week is a low-tech, possibly even ancient gadget called a butter bell.
Welcome to a newÂ Brain Game for Monday!
School has just started, and high school studentÂ Harold isÂ getting accustomed toÂ hisÂ schedule for the fall semester.Â Harold isÂ taking six classes - En
Debt: The first five thousand years. The history of how we came to be beholden is linked to slavery, violence, and greed. (via Metafilter)
21 Oddly Named Places and the Stories Behind Them.
I didn't take any fancy or enlightening vacations this summer. My wife and I had four weddings to attend in a five-week stretch, plus our daughter's first birthday extravaganza.
This article originally appeared in a 2006 issue of mental_floss magazine.
Songwriters have found inspiration in all sorts of places, from transvestites to team tennis titans.