Slumber Party Barbie of 1965 came with her own "How to Lose Weight" book. One tip: "Don’t eat."
The Global Language Monitor estimates that there are currently 1,009,753 words in the English language. Despite this large lexicon, many nuances of human experience still leave us tongue-tied.
Personally, I am SO enjoying the bounty of a summer garden, eating the freshest and tastiest salads of the year, even though I am also looking at weeks of canning work.
Actor Bryan Cranston finally made his triumphant return as Breaking Bad’s Walter White last week.
During America’s infancy, the government didn’t want to put President George Washington or any of the Founding Fathers on U.S. currency.
In this instructional AT&T film from 1954, host Susann Shaw explains how to dial your own telephone. This was, of course, to ease the transition from operator-assisted calls to dial service.
QR codes, or “quick response” codes, were invented more than 15 years ago in Japan as a way to track automobile parts in production.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Woman in Speeding Car Fakes Labor Pains
Police in New Zealand were chasing a car speeding at over 90 miles per hour, and were about to lay spikes in the road to stop it, when the driver stopped near
Here's today's Free-for-all Friday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Today I'm going to be signing copies of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children at San Diego's Comic-Con, so if you happen to be one of the happy mutants that managed to snag a tick
Life in the Post Food-Surplus World. The globalization of food supplies makes one break in the chain a potential disaster.
Parenting, illustrated with crappy pictures™.
Today's not-really-all-that-helpful way to stay cool: 17 gorgeous images of glacier caves hidden near Juneau, Alaska.
Jump blues is a type of up-tempo blues that first gained popularity in the 1940s and experienced a renewal in interest during the (dreaded) 1990s swing revival.
With nothing more than some rope, some guns and a whole lot of gumption, Jesse James committed the first train robbery in the west 138 years ago today.
James’ posse, the James and Younger gang, plott
We already knew that parrots can learn our human languages, but as turns out, they also speak to one another with an incredibly complex language.