Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
Tonight, let's get abstract! Here are some of my favorite non-narrative videos on the web -- stuff without plots, characters, narratives, none of that messy stuff.
It was this day in 1930 that the Motion Picture Production Code (AKA the Hays Code) went into effect, imposing a set of strict guidelines on Hollywood that are laughable today ("Revenge shall not
I recently caught the first few episodes of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on TV. (British guy doing a cooking thing?
Soaps are mixtures of sodium or potassium salts derived from fatty acids and alkali solutions in a process called saponification.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.
Regular _floss readers may remember the article I posted last month about The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy.
Last month, New York Magazine posted a photo gallery titled "A History of Obama Feigning Interest in Mundane Things." Dean Trippe has tweaked those photos, adding objects like Marty McFly
Wednesday's Brain Game: Which U.S. city could be represented by the following combination of measurements?
86,400 seconds + 32,000 ounces
Here is the SOLUTION.
Just kidding! But I thought these nerd-tacular portraits captured a special certain something that all of us here at mental_floss can relate to.
15-year-old Phoebe Prince was bullied and harassed for months and finally committed suicide.
If the Internet has taught us anything, it's this: Watching other people do things that make them happy makes us happy, too.
Ivan Sutherland created a computer program called Sketchpad in the early 1960's as his PhD thesis.
You know how sometimes when you're talking, your mouth is moving faster than your brain and you inevitably flip the beginning parts of a couple of words?
Even though the negative consequences of sexting are well known, teenagers still text naked pictures to their peers.
Most of us probably don't put too much thought into our cars' names. Sure, we'll take the wheel of a Toyota or a Chevrolet, but how did those cars pick up their monikers?