Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
1. I was just handed a memo that says mental_floss will have a table at Georgia's Decatur Book Festival in September.
A demo reel for the I-Movix SprintCam V3 HD has been making the internet rounds this morning -- the SprintCam is a super-high-speed video camera, allowing some of the slowest slow motion I've eve
Wilford Brimley seems to occupy a unique place in the hallowed halls of American pop culture.
In this month's new issue (hitting stands next week!), Linda Rodriguez has written a genius piece on the America's greatest invention: toilet paper.
Today is Garfield's 31st birthday! He may not be your favorite comic strip "“ or mine "“ but you have to give the guy props for lasting a lot longer than most cats.
After a wet start yesterday, the U.S. Open is in full swing at Bethpage Black on Long Island. We dug through the championship's history to find some crucial details (and trivial moments, too).
Study this chalkboardÂ mathematics equation for today's Brain Game:
YourÂ goal is to move certain lines to make the two sides of the equation equal.
These 40 Examples of Incredible Photo Manipulation are all completely stunning.
Funny Exams is a tribute to the bravest and most entertaining of our nation's student failures.
A sketch fr
Today's edition of The Late Movies is not sponsored by Holiday Inn, but you probably couldn't tell the difference.
Every other person I know says he/she loves the movie This is Spinal Tap. Whelp, it's time to separate the real diehards from the wannabes.
We're working on planning our annual Halloween trip to Disney, but we're thinking about veering a little bit off of our usual trip this year to spend a couple of days in Key West.
Ze Frank is best known for his video blog, The Show, which brought a new dose of humor every day from March 17, 2006 through March 17, 2007.
We've looked at the origins of a few of our favorite condiments on the blog before, but that didn't quite answer all of our questions about the namesakes of our favorite spreads, sauces, and
In the 1950s the Salton Sea was touted as "the American Riviera." But years of polluted runoff have left the place desolate.
From Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, Gilgamesh to Dylan, poets have left an indelible mark on our culture.