At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
You've probably heard in the news that we're coming up on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.
[It is with sadness that we report Les Paul's death today, at the age of 94. I had the pleasure of meeting Les a couple times when I was playing guitar with Pat Martino.
This article originally appeared in the Jan-Feb 2005 issue of mental_floss magazine.
by Mark S. Longo
Everyone goes through a rebellious phase.
The sad news rocked the sporting world a couple of weeks ago that the Arena Football League was filing for bankruptcy and may not have a future beyond its already-cancelled 2009 season.
Earlier this week, Ethan Trex taught us the history of shaving.
The trailer for the new movie Julie & Julia brings back fond memories. Julia Child was the first voice impression I perfected as a teenager. My kids have no idea who she was.
It may take you days to solve today's Brain Game. In fact,Â I guarantee that it will, because it's about calendars.
Behind the scenes at Sesame Street. The Muppeteers make it look so easy -and so fun!
A visit to the Kriminalmuseum in Vienna yields a couple of chilling stories of torture and murder.
Congrats to Rob Lammle, whose article about people who accidentally found a fortune has been hovering near the top of CNN.com's 'Most Popular' list all day.
Let's keep it simple this week -- here are a few of the best re-edits of the Ferris Bueller's Day Off trailer.
In the wake of John Hughes' death, a lot of material is circulating about his 1986 masterpiece, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a teen classic in which the title character skips school and espouse
Even during our country's worst economic downturn, some folks still knew how to make a buck—many bucks, in fact.
The Convention Confrontation: Gore Vidal vs. William F. Buckley, Jr.
Today is Ann M. Martin's birthday.
"¢ "Chewing gum may be a $19 billion industry, but it's not a universally accepted practice.