The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
In this brilliant lecture-with-animation, Professor Philip Zimbardo discusses six different ways people's minds are focused on time. Do you focus on the past?
I guess I thought painting was the one art form that was immune from the mashup -- of course, I was proved wrong years ago, by the cover art for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- but now it seems tha
Out in Texas, a woman named Janet Johnson just gave birth to a 16 pound 1 ounce baby. Officials need to verify the details, but he might be the largest baby ever born.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game offers you Math Square #81. Good luck!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
Hidden Tunnels, Bugs, and Bigamy: A Strange and True D.C. Story.
According to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, 25% of U.S.
Naki’o might not run quite like the other dogs, but it's a miracle that he can run at all.
Becoming an international music sensation doesn’t mean you are restricted to performing only for crowds of thousands.
Huzzah and kudos to the Oxford comma, who lives to see another day (except for those of us who publish under AP Style guidelines).
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From Jan, a Film Creature List paying tribute to the stop-motion magician Ray Harryhausen. (Hint: when you click the pictures they turn into mini-movies and include explanations).
The alternatives to HUMINT, or human intelligence, include remote sensors that do the spy's work, but from a distance.
With this morning's launch of Atlantis, we are coming to the close of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.
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Back in May, The Washington Post reported that Libyan rebels had obtained funds by “liberating” government assets worth $505 million in the Central Bank of Libya’s Benghazi
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.