The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
In the 1960s, a unique genre of movies came into the world: the "beach party movies." The inevitable ingredients included several attractive "teenagers" (and I use the term loosely
A frightening(ly fascinating) update on the Robot Revolution. Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds 'strandbeests' from yellow plastic tubing, which evolve over time.
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Starting things off in a big way with this time-lapse trifecta: a photographer captures a meteor, the Milky way and the Northern Lights all in one shot.
With the New York Comic Con under way, we thought we’d remind you that these brilliant, geeky get-togethers can mean more than just costumes and coveted signatures on first-edition books.
My husband is a House fan. He didn't believe me when I told him Hugh Laurie was a British comedian. I had to show him some clips.
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Japanese Mascots exemplify the concept of kawaii, which means cute. Kawaii is very, very popular in Japan right now. Don't believe me? Take a look at the following 7 mascots:
Back in August, reader Tom Brandt made a request. A demand,
In this TED Talk, author Pamela Meyer talks about how to spot a lie. You've seen Lie to Me, right?
Whale Takes Australian Couple On Wild Boat Ride
Glenn Wilson and Nerida Higgins were enjoying a cruise on their yacht off the coast of Queensland, Australia, when a humpback whale grabbed their ancho
We haven't done a logic puzzle for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game in quite some time, so let's remedy that with today's Free-for-all Friday challenge.
The 32 Wittiest Comebacks Of All Time. They may not all be true, but they are are memorable. NSFW text.
Hi-tech sidewalk tiles transform the footsteps of people walking on them into electricity.
For generations, kids spent their summers chasing each other around the backyard with simple water pistols that barely shot more than a few feet.