The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
You can thank the success of Transformers 1 & 2 for the plague upon your movie houses that’s to come. Hollywood knows a good formula when it sees one.
On average, French adults consume 2.71 alcoholic beverages a day—less than half as much as their relatives did a half-century ago (5.65 drinks/day in 1957).
Related Fact: That 2.71 figure includes
My only surviving grandmother is one of the liveliest ladies the world has ever seen.
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The men’s NCAA Division I hoops championship game is tonight, and we can’t tell you whether UConn or Butler is going to win. We can predict two things, though.
He gets us every year.
The work week is upon is again, so here's the Monday Math Square, a puzzle designed to get your noggin in gear to help you kick things off.
How Slavery Really Ended in America. An argument of logic and law determined how the Union Army would handle a case of slaves who approached them for asylum. (via Metafilter)
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
This is an incredible video that I wish I had more context for - suffice it to say the end result is concentrated sunshine melting a rock.
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A nice time-lapse photo where you control the day and night via your mouse. Does it make you feel powerful? It is DAY! And now NIGHT!
A really interesting video on what motivates us.
In case you weren't everywhere on the internet for the holiday, here are some of the videos that were created especially for April Fool's Day 2011.
Darth Vader's Ice Cream Truck
YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.
In honor of April Fool’s Day, Gawker has put together an entertaining post on Alan Abel, often referred to as the world’s greatest hoaxer.
Among Abel's legendary pranks was his creation of the
In the 1960s, Major League Baseball teams began giving away bats, balls, caps, and helmets to lure fans to the ballpark. As Mets vice president James K.