The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
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.
The Hoover High School Math Team from Hoover, Alabama—our founder Will Pearson's alma mater—recently finished 8th at the national Mu Alpha Theta Conference, so we sent them ou
It was 70 years ago today that The Wizard of Oz premiered at The Strand Theatre in the little lakeside town of Oconomowoc, Wis. The film, based on the hugely popular children's series by L.