Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
Because of finances, age, or health, many survivors are unable to travel to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC for military funerals.
A "supercut" is not only a quality haircut from a national chain -- it's a type of video in which all instances of a particular word, phrase, or scenario are placed together, sometimes
Some celebrities have done quite well for themselves in the wine business – Francis Ford Coppola, for example, is as famous for his grapes in some circles as he is for his movies.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
For the last year, filmmakers Alex Jablonski and Michael Trotten have made one short documentary film every month -- twelve in all.
Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, according to Wikipedia, #830 in the Line of succession to the British throne.
Back in July, our own Will Treece pointed to the then-longest Wikipedia a
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Some people refer to it as the “Viennese Style.” Others, the “Viennese Classical School.” Whatever
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert SIXTH into TENTH in the fewest steps possible.
6 Eerily Specific World Events Predicted by Comics. Is it possible that comic book writers have a super power of their own? (via Interesting Pile)
Quidditch, the magical game played by Harry Potter and company in J.K.
With the recent announcement of a new, swanky, “sexualized” Mr.
Note: Tomorrow night at 7pm, Bud Shaw will be speaking and answering questions at the mental_floss store in Chesterland, Ohio. Stop by and say
I wrote about the mad sculptor Messerschmidt last week, and in the comments one reader mentioned that his work reminded them of an English painter named Louis Wain (1860-1939) -- who I then proceeded
What happens when a mini-orchestra performs the Mad Men theme song, gently mashed up with Nat "King" Cole's classic "Nature Boy"? Awesome jazz fantasticness.
In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this