The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
Our Creatively Speaking interview series continues today with not one, but two authors who go by the name Charles Todd.
Barbie turns 50 today! Inventor Ruth Handler introduced the fashion doll at the American International Toy Fair on March 9th, 1959. The doll's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Today's Brain Game is easier than most, inÂ somber memory ofÂ the hour that we lost over the weekend. I miss it already.
You know, the games of golf and pool have a lot in common.
The last imperial Chinese eunuch died in 1996. His life is the subject of book recently translated into English. (via Boing Boing)
The Rise and Fall of Nazi Dinosaurs.
Former Monkee Peter Tork recently underwent surgery for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.
It's time for another edition of The First Time News Was Fit To Print, where we travel into the archives of The New York Times and find the first time the paper covered various subjects.
Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Nadya Rusheva (1952-1969).
The ladies (and gentlemen "“ there must be some gentlemen, right?) at Ladies Home Journal have kindly named mentalfloss.com one of their six favorite blogs.
From SomeGreyBloke, What Facebook Is For. Comic gold that includes gems such as "PIAF ...
As each country has its own laws, ways of driving, celebrities, and accents, each also has its own chip flavors. In the US, we've got our Sour Cream & Onion, our BBQ, our Salt & Vinegar.
I got my first tattoo a few weeks ago, which you already know if you follow my meager little blog.
In recent months, some popular comic-book super-heroes "“ including Batman, the Martian Manhunter and the Wasp "“ have died in the line of duty. Yeah, right.
Crank up your speakers or strap on your headphones, here's an awesome science film from 1953.