Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
The nine squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in the mail grid. One of these numbers (the 2) is already provided for you.
Reprogramming brains with algae DNA and lights sounds like an evil plan for world domination. In this case, the aim is to cure patients of debilitating diseases.
Twilight: Three Wolf Moon.
They're the songs you can't get out of your head, no matter how hard you try. Even though you know every word by heart, you can't remember the name of the band.
Because mental_floss has an office outside Cleveland and a couple writers from Ohio, I end up chatting a fair amount about the woeful Browns and their embattled coach, Eric Mangini.
So it turns out that when a drop of water falls into a pool of water, some very weird things happen.
I don't know about you, but I'm super sick of tabloids combining the names of celeb couples to create a new word, like Brangelina (succinct, isn't it?) and TomKat.
Here's a question from reader Ryan: "Why are barns painted
You might think that bras are pretty much fulfilling their function in life—they do their job and most of the time, they do it well. But lucky for us, some very creative inventors disagree.
Sure, everyone knows that SCUBA stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. And right, most of us know that AWOL stands for Absent Without Leave.
We're always looking for cooler methods of transportation. Cooler, meaning it looks good, it goes fast, it's fun, and more and more it also means smaller and simpler.
On November 17, Make Magazine will be launching a spy gadget contest to coincide with the launch of the new Alex Rider book, Crocodile Tears.
In this age of the Internet, devout fans often refer to multi-word titles of albums, films, and TV shows by their abbreviations.
In most societies, men are more competitive than women.
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by Mark S. LongoThe Vikings, Columbus, the Pilgrims "¦ they all arrived here by ship. So it stands to reason that some of the phrases we use today were born on the high seas.