Carly Simon’s dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster.
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Readers Valerie and Liz requested a "Feel Art Again" post on Remedios Varo (1908-1963) as part of our quest to feature an artist from a different country for each post in June.
If you missed our Penultimate Spinal Tap Quiz yesterday, go check that out before taking this one.
We asked some of our favorite mental_floss writers and researchers to send us their favorite dad-related facts and stories. Here are 15 you can use around the grill this
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Thanks to all who entered our 15th Caption Contest!
A New York Times profile of Charles Bronson once noted that "Bronson looks like as if at any moment he's about to hit someone." It's tough to think of a better way to summarize B
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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.