Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Bryce Harper made news last week when the 16-year-old from Las Vegas became the first high school baseball player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 20 years.
People ask other people to marry them every day.
By Eric FurmanUpon seeing the Seagram Building for the first time, you might say it simply looks like a lot of other office buildings.
We know, we know... we're trying to get on the ball with this "technical difficulties" thing.
Authors love to make up games for their fictional worlds -- but these games are typically unplayable in the real world.
By Steve Wiegand
Ed note: we're having a few technical difficulties here, so we're highlighting a few best-of posts starting with this terrific one from Kara.
With Miss C. out of office this week, it took us just a little longer to get these up. Hopefully, they're enough to get your morning going.
Smile everyone...it's Monday!
Ah, prom. From the illicit temptation of underage drinking to the simple beauty of an over-corsaged wrist, the high school formal is an American tradition.
Indie rock aficionados have probably heard of the band Eels, and its eclectically talented, publicity-shy frontman, Mark Oliver Everett, AKA "Mr.
Today's Brain Game starts with a single letter of the alphabet and builds into a seven-letter word.
Entering its 90th week on mentalfloss.com,
"Feel Art Again" has featured more than 250 artists.
It can be a little hard to remember all 250 artists, so we decided to make it easier on yo
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In our quest to feature a different artist from a different country in each installment of "Feel Art Again" this month, today's post highlights George Lilanga (1934-2005).
Parity has been a buzzword in sports recently, but the NBA doesn't seem to have gotten the message. They've only had nine different teams win the championship in the last 30 years.