Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
Here's theÂ third entry in our Brain Game number block puzzle series.
My friend Diana Rooks wrote this fun piece on the history of carbon copies, which originally appeared in History Magazine back in August '06.
Seven Psychological Principles Con Artists Exploit. Now, are you going to use this knowledge to protect yourself or to set up shop? (via Kottke)
Have an 8-bit Christmas!
"I make music, I sing my ass off." With these words, Wesley Willis opens a short documentary shown below.
Every businessperson would agree that trademark infringement is a serious issue.
Remember Pee-Wee Herman's 1988 Christmas Special? It featured an insanely long list of guest-stars, including: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Grace Jones, k.d.
Need I say more? I think this one speaks for itself!
1. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (11 words)2.
One of our most vocal and visible fans is actress Alyssa Milano, who has been spreading the word about mental_floss via Twitter to her 460,000 followers. Feels like we owe her something.
Americans have been told their whole lives to avoid eating raw eggs for fear of salmonella poisoning, but in many other countries (including Japan), raw eggs are a common treat.
Maureen Evans is a 27-year-old from British Columbia who's studying for a master's in creative writing at Queen's University Belfast.
A recent Psychology Today article by Gretchen Rubin provides a list of clues that you might be boring someone during a conversation.
Today's Brain Game isn't too tough, but hey, it's Wednesday!
TwoÂ women from differentÂ areas of the countryÂ met atÂ college in New England, and developed a lifelong friendship.
What to Do When the Power Goes Out. Or better yet, what to do now to be prepared for such an event.
Five Modern Technologies That Might Not Be So Modern.
I first heard Jack Rose four or five years ago when he opened for Sunn O))) at Philadelphia's First Unitarian Church.