The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
My Father, The Inglourious Basterd. The real story that inspired Quentin Tarantino's violent Nazi movie is even better than the Hollywood version.
The Ballad of G.I. Joe.
I'm just here to keep everyone abreast of the latest weird YouTube fads; a service I'm more than happy to provide, since they crop up on an almost-daily basis, and I find them unreasonably e
Starting tonight at 9pm (ET/PT) and on Mondays hereafter, a new science show hits The Science Channel -- it's called Popular Science's Future Of....
Here's a good way to kill ten minutes.
How well do you know your state capitals? Can you name all 50?
Ponce de Leon famously scoured Florida searching for the fountain of youth, but he was just one of hundreds throughout history looking for magical waters to create enduring youth.
As Kara mentioned this morning, Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of the taking of the iconic photo that graced the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album and it was celebrated with all the cr
Are Bert & Ernie lovers? Is Cookie Monster becoming 'Veggie Monster'? Here's a look at 8 nagging Sesame Street rumors and whether there's any truth behind them.
The cover of the final Beatles studio album has become so iconic that thousands of entities have incorporated it for their own use (including the second issue of mental_floss).
The original photogr
I entered college in 1976. I took my sewing machine and a stereo. Once I met my roommate, she talked me into renting a small refrigerator together ($25 for the year).
I guess it's official: now there's a blog for everything.
At least in our area of the country, this past weekend was the hottest and wettest we'd had all season. So, for today's Brain Game, I offer a word ladder in that regard.
The history of dirt. How old is dirt, and where did it come from, anyway?
Most ridiculous exercise equipment of all time.
From the Department of Wow: an extreme pool jump. I would never trust my math skills to predict the landing spot properly.
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