Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.
Today is Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent in many Christian traditions. Eastern Orthodox Christians begin Great Lent on a slightly different calendar.
Last week, we asked you to tell us one amazing fact about cowboys, salad dressing, or toys.
"Your objection is noted, Mr. Worf."
Tolly Moseley, one of Austin's finest and most well-known bloggers, made a cute video for her Austin Eavesdropper blog that will make you smile (broadly, because everything in Texas is broader),
Since it's a presidential election year, the mentalfloss.com Brain Game will offer some related puzzles leading up to the big event in November, including today's Tuesday Test Time challenge
The new Krewe of Chewbacchus puts a little nerd into Mardi Gras. See pictures of how they partied like it was long, long ago and far, far away.
Eternal Copyright: a Modest Proposal.
We’ve scoured the Letters of Note archives once again, this time for notes from men who would hold or were holding the highest office in the land.
Are you sick of attack ads, Super PAC ads, and even ads in color?
This week, I’m down in Austin doing some work, which has been wonderful on many levels seeing as, for starters, I somehow got to be mumble-mumble-years-old without ever stepping foot in Texas.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is another new Monday Math Square. Enjoy!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
Gerrymandering is when politicians select their voters instead of the other way around.
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The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC, pronounced: JAY-sock) is best known for the Osama bin Laden raid.
Probably one of the most dangerous links I've ever posted … for procrastinators, anyway: bizarre websites on which you can kill time with style.
From Holly, cracking the code on why yuor bari
When shocking pictures were released of Omari, a face-slashing victim who was working single-handedly to defend an orphanage from roving thugs in Kenya, Reddit users stepped up to help the children Om
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