France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
In one of the stranger headlines I've read today, New Scientist is reporting that several planets struggle with obesity issues.
At first, I just assumed that these giant dinner mints were man-made.
Last week, The New York Times reported that journalist David Rohde, who had been kidnapped by the Taliban and held for 7 months in the mountains of Afghanistan, escaped with a fellow captive by jumpin
I grew up reading National Geographic magazine. Later, I watched the NatGeo channel on TV, then became addicted to their website.
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California's Mojave Desert is an enormous, undulating swath of brown, gray and alkali white; driving through it is such a monochromatic experience that you almost feel like you could go into colo
The Learjet Repo Man. How one man collected a plane guarded by white supremacists in another state during a snowstorm. (via Cynical-C)
The 15 Funniest Vampire Movies.
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This Sunday, we pay tribute to fathers of all types: biological fathers, adoptive fathers, foster dads, and father figures.
Beginning Monday, LSU and Texas will square off in the best-of-three championship series at the 63rd College World Series.
Just in time for Father's Day, some great moments in Pop Culture Fatherhood (Thanks Jan!)
Amazing stop motion animation: the Deadline Post-it.
The ultimate in sustainable fashion: 1 Dress
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Readers Valerie and Liz requested a "Feel Art Again" post on Remedios Varo (1908-1963) as part of our quest to feature an artist from a different country for each post in June.
If you missed our Penultimate Spinal Tap Quiz yesterday, go check that out before taking this one.
We asked some of our favorite mental_floss writers and researchers to send us their favorite dad-related facts and stories. Here are 15 you can use around the grill this