Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
In 1984, ice cream truck driver Michael Larson set a record by winning $110,237 (a combined total of cash and non-cash prizes) in one appearance on the game show Press Your Luck -- and he did it by ga
When I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, the most unusual thing about any of the restaurants within a 10-mile radius of my neighborhood was that one of them had a free gumball machine in the entr
The art of quilting grew out of the very practical activity of making warm bed covers, often out of recycled fabrics.
The second day of the workweek brings with it Tuesday Test Time here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Benevolent Maize and Ogre-Fart Chilis.
It's an annual tradition. Well, it's an annual tradition if you don't count 2006, 2008 or 2010—but it should be an annual tradition.
In Hollywood, big box office returns typically give an actor immense power. By that token, Frank Welker should have more sway than Will Smith, Nicholas Cage or Harrison Ford.
You probably used water colors back in school, but Ebru is nothing like the watered-down paints seen in so many elementary schools.
Aaron Cohen over at Kottke.org pointed to another awesome How It's Made clip, this time about toilet paper -- a.k.a.
I was expecting the last day of D23 to be the biggest because of the Marvel presentation, but it was actually the quietest day yet.
I'm sorry to say, comic book geeks, nothing earth-shattering
When most of us think of a flash mob, it's a big impromptu dance party, a spontaneous pillow fight or hundreds of people freezing in Grand Central Station.
Okay, so the title of this post might be a little misleading.
Update (2/7/2012): Taylor Wilson at the White House
by Judy Dutton
At 10, he built his first bomb. At 14, he made a nuclear reactor. Now he’s
If you’re a movie lover – or you just love to hate on movies – you’ll probably enjoy the series of movie cliché graphic posters created for the New York International Latino Film Festival by the Wing
Around the world, moths make kamikaze dives into light bulbs and open flames with such regularity that they have their own idiom.