Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
These links have involved a fair amount of cosmos appreciation this week, but can I be blamed when there are these sort of jaw-dropping pictures of the Sun out there?
If you're looking for so
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
This is probably the closest thing to an "awww kitteh" link you'll ever get from me (not because I don't love them, but I try to hold myself to some kind of standard!): Introducing
YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.
Have you ever wondered how Sesame Street looks to people in countries other than the US? Thanks to the world wide web, we can get a glimpse.
I hate dolls. They just creep me out. But, as I’ve mentioned before on the _floss, I have a bizarre fascination with dollhouses.
I’m in good company, though.
Please note that Day 5 will appear on Tuesday next week, not
1. The oldest documented bikinis—haute, bandeau-style little numbers—show up in a 1,700 year old Roman mosaic entitled Chamber of the Ten Maidens.
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So you like coffee? Watch this video. Don't read the stuff below, just watch it.
In this short, fun documentary by C.G.P. Grey, you'll learn some fun facts about coffee.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Old photographs have been finding their way onto the Internet in new and unexpected forms lately (I blogged about one of them, Back to the Future, a few months ago).
I’ve been running across all kinds of stories about uncontacted tribes in remote parts of the world lately.
We typically place the Really, Really Bad Rebus in the Think Thursday category. In order for today to truly be Free-for-all Friday, however, we have to keep you readers on your toes.
Tossed Pot Lands on Police Cruiser
A New York state trooper saw a man standing up in a car with his upper body sticking out of the sunroof on interstate 190 near Buffalo.