The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
Here's a quick teaser to a larger post tomorrow. Discovery and the BBC are about to release Life, their followup effort to Planet Earth, the massive nature documentary from a few years back.
So, I'm pretty much done being pregnant. I mean, I'm not "“ I'm only 30 weeks "“ but mentally, I'm over this.
If you've ever collected baseball cards, comic books, stamps, or maybe those limited edition commemorative plates, you understand the concept of the "Holy Grail" item.
What happens when you combine a goat with a spider? It sounds like a joke set up you'd see on the back of a popsicle stick, but instead this is a real question scientists have asked.
March Madness starts today, which means you're going to be tossing team nicknames around like crazy for the next few weeks. Do you know where these mascots came from, though?
On Tuesday, David Israel introduced us to the people behind 10 famous disembodied voices. Today let's put names and faces to four more seemingly anonymous sounds.
The tournament tips off today, so let's close out our series of interesting facts about the Big Dance's schools with a look at the East
Jason Alexander is known to TV audiences around the world, of course, as George Costanza on Seinfeld, a role which garnered him six Emmy and four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award
The Big Dance starts today, and unless you are an NCAA basketball player, you can't do anything about the outcome of any of the games.
People find countries in the strangest places. Strangemaps collected a bunch of great examples, including some of these gems:
The United Steaks of
Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game: Correctly solve the first three clues (three letters each), then plug inÂ those letters to come up with the final solution (a nine-letter word).
The Upside of Depression. The condition is so prevalent that its evolutionary benefit must outweigh the dysfunction, or at least that was so sometime in our history.
William Tyler Pearson -- male heir to the mental_floss fortune -- entered the world on Tuesday. Mother and baby are doing great.
Seahorses are unusual in the animal kingdom: the males actually carry and deliver the babies.
In some cities, it's not St. Patrick's Day without the parade. We have one in Des Moines, but (gasp) I've never been.