Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.
The always incredible James Lipton, host of Bravo staple Inside The Actors Studio (and one of the only stable things to make its way out of Detroit in the past 15 years), has had his fair share of ama
It's a lazy Thursday afternoon...wouldn't you like to know how globes are made at the globe factory*? I thought you might.
Everyone's favorite line-building, time-wasting, procrastination aid video game turns 25 on Saturday. Yep, our friend Tetris is a quarter of a century old.
Just as library cats enjoy the attention they get from people who love books, bookstore cats get the same treatment.
If you're keeping tabs on the score between robots and humans, you've probably heard about the robot named Adam who made a scientific discovery back in April without any human assistance.
McLanderstone & Associates is an odd place to work. Old Man McLanderstone was once a high-school teacher, and he likes to quiz and challenge his employees as if they were his students.
E-mail, as you know, was invented in the early 1960s, and, of course, was designed to mimic snail mail.
Atlas Obscura is a "A Compendium of This Age's Wonders, Curiosities and Esoterica." Users are invited to suggest odd places and add to information about existing entries.
I'm happy to announce a winner to our last How Did You Know? 5-day trivia hunt.
I worship David Byrne, the lanky Scot frontman of Talking Heads. He's a sort of lyrical god to me. If he told me to do something, you know what? I'd do it.
Fairy tales and fables have been around for centuries, but do you remember who wrote which tale? See if you can guess the author of some of the most popular fairy tales and fables ever created.
I've mentioned statistician Nate Silver before (How Nate Silver Predicted Obama's Win; Nate Silver's Oscar Predictions, Reviewed).
On June 7, 1892, Benjamin Harrison became the first President of the United States to ever attend a baseball game.
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Reggie Aqui and Melissa Long had me back to talk about a couple semi-uplifting mentalfloss.com stories.
I went to an interesting talk last night with author Lewis Hyde and the former head of the NEA, Bill Ivey, who's something of a crusader against what he sees as an increasing corporate strangleho