Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.
Women are doing amazing work in primatology, the study of monkeys, apes, prosimians, and even humans.
Why are there 5,280 feet in a mile, and why are nautical miles different from the statute miles we use on land? Why do we buy milk and gasoline by the gallon?
My friend Tom is an odd bird. He's into science, but not into history. He enjoys Wednesdays, but not Saturdays. He likes wrenches, but not pliers. He prefers whistles to bells.
Psychological research conducted in WEIRD nations may not apply to global populations. America is certainly WEIRD: Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic.
Thanks to a national love of highways and hash browns, diners have dotted the country's landscape for more than a century, serving as little oases of grease and
Dorothy Peterson is more than a grandmother in her 80s; she's a cold-blooded table-tennis assassin. And she's got the trophy case to prove it.
Here's a beautiful short film demonstrating mathematical principles as they appear in nature: Nature by Numbers.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
When older Americans retire, they can look forward to Social Security checks.
The Best Movies Never Made.
Left to Right: Mrs Franklin D. Roosevelt; King George VI of England; Mrs.
From great links-contributor Jan, experience the majesty and wonder of China's Rainbow-Colored Fields, and the story behind this anomaly.
The good stuff's usually on the back.
So what do you do with those little bread tags? Do you wish there was another purpose for them besides trash? Turns out, there can be!