Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.
It seems like once you're a celebrity, you can pursue any venture you want to whether you have the talent for it or not (Lauren Conrad, anyone?).
Board games — whether games of chance, skill, or a little of both — have been found in many human cultures dating back at least 5000 years.
Hey, Chicago Flossers: Just a quick reminder that we're bringing the (not yet) award-winning Mental Floss Trivia Show to the wonderful Goose Island Wrigleyville on Nov. 21st.
In recent months, we've been reminded of teen bullying and suicide as a rising problem in the U.S. For example, I posted a Late Movies installment about the It Gets Better project.
When President Obama commented that the Republicans were standing around drinking Slurpees while the Democrats were busy creating real change in Washington, it caused quite a storm.
My phone thinks it's smarter than I am. It has a nasty habit of twisting my words -- before I'm even done typing them -- into things that are radically different from what I meant to type.
In today’s world, it is pure, irritating routine to walk to the mailbox and be greeted with a smattering of coupons. But, that wasn’t always the case.
Ann McKee at Boston University School of Medicine examines the donated brains of former professional athletes to understand how repeated head injuries affect the brain.
Muppet fans are sure to enjoy this great puppet-making video featuring Jim Henson. While the creations aren't as detailed as Muppets, they are much faster to make.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).
1. Maria -
Triclosan and triclocarban are chemicals used to kill germs in surgical patients.
From Jane, a fantastic set of photos featured on NPR.com: playing with the moon.
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