Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, crack an unsolved murder, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our ne
Neely Harris, editor-in-chief of mental_floss magazine, snapped this picture in a Birmingham Barnes & Noble yesterday.
In today's geeky web video, Professor Shelly Kagan of Yale asks some huge questions: is there life after death? Well...to answer this, Kagan backs up and asks: what is a person?
This week we're lucky to have guest blogger Elizabeth Lunday, author of Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors, spilling the dirt on
I'm not exactly what you'd consider a stylish guy; I'm set with a pair of jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. But the people in this quiz are a little more fashion-minded.
Last week we looked at a few Britcoms that had been successfully co-opted by U.S. television producers.
More and more often, humans are discovering weird marine life that would tax even Dr. Suess' imagination.
Ever wonder what instrument was used to make that funny sound of the adults talking on the Peanuts cartoons?
Can you believe it? Really, Really Bad Rebus #8. I'm amazed it's gotten this far.
The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist. The man who made off with up to $100 million in gems tells how he did it.
Eight scientists who became their own guinea pigs.
Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model, and actor.
Life on the International Space Station may seem sexy, but NASA doesn't have maid service. Astronauts have to clean up after themselves, just like the rest of us.
If you took my Scents and Sensibilities Quiz, you already know that Svetlana Stalin had her own line of perfume.
The Dilemma: You just stubbed your toe or opened your 401(k) statement and you want to let loose with some language that would make a sailor blush.
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