Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
One of our most vocal and visible fans is actress Alyssa Milano, who has been spreading the word about mental_floss via Twitter to her 460,000 followers. Feels like we owe her something.
Americans have been told their whole lives to avoid eating raw eggs for fear of salmonella poisoning, but in many other countries (including Japan), raw eggs are a common treat.
Maureen Evans is a 27-year-old from British Columbia who's studying for a master's in creative writing at Queen's University Belfast.
A recent Psychology Today article by Gretchen Rubin provides a list of clues that you might be boring someone during a conversation.
Today's Brain Game isn't too tough, but hey, it's Wednesday!
TwoÂ women from differentÂ areas of the countryÂ met atÂ college in New England, and developed a lifelong friendship.
What to Do When the Power Goes Out. Or better yet, what to do now to be prepared for such an event.
Five Modern Technologies That Might Not Be So Modern.
I first heard Jack Rose four or five years ago when he opened for Sunn O))) at Philadelphia's First Unitarian Church.
Neatorama's got this terrific post today on 5 Modern Technologies that Might Not Be So Modern. My favorite bit is about the first vending machine, used to dispense...
We're all hunkering down here in the Midwest since a blizzard is supposed to be hitting us pretty much all day Tuesday and Wednesday.
Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown on December 11 with the lighting of one candle on the eight-candle menorah.
Are you thinking of getting a graduate degree, but want something with a narrower focus than an MBA or a JD?
So my friend T'chaka was visiting his sister and his four-year-old niece, Aurora, last December. Aurora began a stream-of-consciousness rant about the need for more peace in the world.
In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi
Many people board an airplane flight thinking that if anything goes wrong, they will probably die. We board anyway, knowing that the odds of something going wrong are pretty small.