Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
My kitten waits until long after everyone is retired for the night and then announces to the entire house that someone forgot to close the piano.
"The brain is a very big place, in a very small space" -Carl Sagan, in the latest Symphony of Science song.
Do you have a burning desire to start a powerful new movement, but can’t quite figure out how to concisely encapsulate your vision, ideals and goals to the world?
In 2001, famed chef and television host Julia Child donated her entire kitchen to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire happened 100 years ago today. In this article first posted in 2009, Kara Kovalchik looks back at what caused five famous fires.
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.
You hear about cases every so often: a mother lifting a car to rescue a pinned child, performing a feat of strength not usually available to humans.
Public Restroom to Reopen as Food Outlet
A 660-square-foot former men's restroom sitting on the Boston Common is set to reopen -as a sandwich shop!
It's Free-for-All Friday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. What say we knock back a few...
A year ago, we linked to a Metafilter thread in which the forum banded together to avert disaster for two young women from Russia. Now those who were there tell the entire story. One NSFW image.
I'm feeling a bit nostalgic, so tonight we have some clips inspired by Super Mario Brothers.
We remember Henry Ford as the automotive magnate who perfected assembly line technology, but he also dabbled in ambitious social programs, including one in which he hired ex-convicts straight out of S
A California man named Thirry Chahez, channeling his inner Cosmo Kramer, found out the hard way that all money is not created equal.
Isn't it time you played Angry Birds on your Brother Intellifax 2800? Of course it is.
Sometimes, when my life gets stressful, or I have so many things to do and my attention gets so fragmented that it's hard to know where to start, I just have to take a half-hour or so, breathe, a