Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
History lessons on the American Civil War tend to focus on its depressing aspects: a divided country, rampant gangrene, and Ken Burns appear prominently in most classes.
Brain Game regulars know that anagrams and numbers are two of my favorite subjects for creating puzzles. Today's challenge combines elements of both of these.
What it's like to live on food stamps as your only source of income. When welfare is limited and jobs are scarce, those least able to weather the storm are going to fall through the cracks.
When a 16th century European blacksmith finished making armor that was impervious to firearms, he fired a shot at the breastplate, denting it.
I live with a self-confessed TV marathoner, and right now we're plowing our way through The West Wing.
Parents everywhere probably know these songs all too well "“ the ones your kid sings over and over at all hours of the day and night.
The buzz continues for The Pluto Files, coming to NOVA on March 2!
When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).
Music videos are an art, and they, like many art forms, had a golden age -- and it ended about ten years ago.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.
Among the gazillions of food blogs are some that always feature a subject you know and love -as long as you know and love what the blogger has chosen to write about.
Boston's Fenway Park led the major leagues in
hot dogs served during the 2008 pro baseball
With nearly a foot of snow on the ground here in Michigan, my thoughts wander to sunny Hawaii. I've never been there, actually, but I did watch Hawaii Five-O and Magnum, P.I. on occasion.
West Brain, East Brain: What a difference culture makes.
We've all been enjoying watching Olympians triumph and claim medals, but what happens to them after the games are over? Does the luge offer long-term career opportunities?