Obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a
"¢Â I figured that the carrot might prove to be a difficult food to find facts on. Turns out, the carrot has had a far more intriguing life than most would expect.
My friend and co-blogger here on the _floss, Rob Lammle, had an awesome post a few weeks back: How to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convertÂ YEAH into FINE in six (or fewer) steps.
Male red-eyed tree frogs communicate dominance to each other by shaking their butts.
Last year, my friend teamed up with the other dudes in his workplace for Mustache March, a month-long celebration of facial hair. There was just one rule: No one shaves till April.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?
Alfred Kinsey, biologist, pioneering sex researcher and founder of the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, once wrote that "a marked quiescence of the total body is the most widely
Toby and Melanie met a whole bunch of our Ohio readers at the Blossom Time Festival in Chagrin Falls this past weekend.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup begins June 11th in South Africa. The whole world is watching!
According to the International Time Capsule Society at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, there are approximately 10,000 time capsules in the world.
By changing one letter with each subsequent entry, and leaving the other three letters in their original spots, come up with four-letter names that complete the monikers of ten famous people.
The Tragic Race to Be First to the South Pole. A museum exhibit shows us how Roald Amundsen and Robert F.
One of my favorite new features on the NYTimes website are videos by film critic A.O. Scott in which he discusses and dissects some of his (and my) favorite films.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed:
1. The Origins of 10 Nicknames, by David K. Israel