When asked if Abe had any hobbies, Mary Todd Lincoln said, “Cats.”
Earlier this week, we looked at Doctor Who stories inspired by the headlines. But far more stories were ripped from the history books.
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The kazoo is an under-appreciated instrument.
For the month of January I'm bringing you a great lecture every weekday. This week I picked my favorite RSA Animate Talks, along with their associated full lectures.
From my friend Dekalb, a solar storm makes for a fantastic European light show.
Ahoy mateys, thar be the ghost boat, come to shore at last!
Cows are pretty entertaining.
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You may know him as the voice of Remy, the amazing rat chef in Ratatouille, for his stand-up routines featured on Comedy Central, or for his role as Spen
You’d think the distinction of National Animal would bring with it some sort of benefit – protection from extinction, for instance. Not so.
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.
Kudos to New York Magazine's Dan Amira, who tracked down one of President John Tyler's grandsons (not great-great-great-grandsons) to discuss the fact that he's still living.
This question was submitted by reader Lindsey. It also may have been part of a Starburst advertising campaign in the
Most of us have heard of the international NGOs Doctors Without Borders and Engineers Without Borders, and you might know about Reporters Without Borders. But what about Monks Without Borders?
Artist Alex Gross rejiggers and reconfigures cabinet cards from the late 19th and early 20th century, altering them to portray a contemporary comic book Super Hero.
In this RSA Animate video, author and former Al Gore speechwriter Dan Pink discusses a series of studies about what motivates people -- and more practically, what motivates workers.
Bank Robber Shoots Himself in the Foot
Three armed men entered a bank in Parana, Brazil, and took 30,000 Brazilian reals ($16,000).
Some of you will stay inside where it's warm and play poker this weekend, so today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge will give you something to discuss while you