In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
Ransom and I have both done Late Movies posts on blues music before, and they've gotten great responses, so I won't fix anything that isn't broken.
TV's most unusual deaths only happen to tertiary characters as a rule. Producers don't want viewers to feel guilty for laughing at what should be a somber situation.
If she's confirmed, Solicitor General Elena Kagan would become the fourth woman to sit on the Supreme Court.
Claude Shannon is famous among geeks; he's considered the "father of information theory." He built one of the earliest chess-playing computer programs, and he worked on early wearable
While I've blogged about StoryCorps (and my total admiration for the project) several times before, I've been hesitant to post this video because my wife is one of its producers.
Sometimes stardom in music, movies, or TV is just not enough. After a life in the spotlight, many stars turn to something else they enjoy that is totally different from what they are known for.
The answers to each of these six clues are words begin with an S, end with an S, and contain a double-S. Solve the clues to come up with the answers.
A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages. You don't have to be a programming geek to find this funny, but it's even funnier if you are.
Having never had a beard or mustache of my own (just some largish mutton chops during high school -- a mistake), I can only look on with slightly grossed-out wonder at people who have so much of it th
Don't you hate it when mouse pointers click and drag your body parts around while you're trying to sleep? Jeremy Bailey sure does.
Here in Des Moines, we're enjoying the inaugural season of the Des Moines Derby Dames, an amateur roller derby team.
Reader Kirk asks: "What's the proper way to submit a question for Matt Soniak?
Most aquariums are your standard box filled with water, but they don't have to be boring like that. WebEcoist has gathered up some fantastically imaginative aquariums.
We're all looking for connections to our communities—and to each other. One way to find that attachment is to join a civic group or charity organization.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com last week, here's what you