In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
Boots N' All has a great article featuring 8 ghost towns—not in the Old West, but in Europe. The photos are stunning and the stories of how the locations became abandoned are always interesting.
It ain't easy being a soap opera in 2011.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Shown above: Siemens Simatic S7-300 PLC CPU, similar to one of those targeted by the Stuxnet worm.
In an extremely comprehensive WIRED article, Kim Zetter tells the inside story of how researchers
When I was very young, I overheard one of my dad's friends telling him about a swimmer he had witnessed get attacked by a Portuguese Man o' War.
In honor of South Park’s 15-year anniversary, the world will finally have the opportunity to watch the show while munching on their very own bag of Eric Cartman’s favorite snack – Cheesy Poofs.
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News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch took a shaving cream pie to the face today during his hearing before a committee of the British Parliament on the phone-hacking scandal.
When you hear the name Muzak, you probably think of the type of easy listening music one often encounters in elevators or while on hold at a call center.
So here's something pretty amazing: An artist and designer named Ivan Cash has decided to give back to the world in the form of snail mail. No, I don't mean junk snail mail.
Whatever your opinion of flashy, big-production proposals, you have to admit that someone who puts that kind of effort into asking a simple question is someone who really cares about the answer.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents Tuesday Test Time, live and with limited commercial interruption.
The Secret Race to the Moon.
Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, William Taliaferro Close was the personal physician of President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire. He was also the chief doctor of the army.
On Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito plays Gus Fring, one of the scariest characters on television.
From 1989 through 1993, the world was captivated by the tales of Doogie Howser, M.D., a character played by a then-unknown Neil Patrick Harris.