The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
There are two little hummingbirds outside my window right now. They come for the feeder on a nearby porch (and perhaps for the view of me typing).
It's obviously a huge accomplishment to win an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony or an Emmy. But to win all four?
Farrah Fawcett was one of those rare "golden children." She was blessed with beauty from birth, and by the time she hit adolescence she'd been told "you're so pretty" s
With 16 agencies and organizations working both independently and together to collect, analyze, and disseminate information in the interest of protecting U.S.
Playing an annoying song over and over to get someone to spill their guts might sound like a gag from a Mel Brooks movie, but it's actually become a standard practice.
In the new issue of mental_floss, we reported why bacon is a miracle drug when it comes to dealing with the morning after:
Cure Your Hangovers—with Bacon!
Dogs disappear, dogs get lost, dogs are taken, and when we're lucky, dogs go home again. Here are eight stories of "How did that dog get here?"
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While perusing an old puzzle book recently, IÂ came acrossÂ aÂ challenge that asked readers to name the five European nations whose names end with the letter Y.
A newspaper promotion in 1904 got out of hand when treasure hunters dug up a big part of London and other English cities. The madness continued until the newspaper was hauled into court.
Continuing our quest to bring you an artist from a different country in each June post of "Feel Art Again," today's post features Japanese-American artist Hisako Hibi (1907-1991) at th
With Kodachrome going away, I've had Paul Simon on the brain for a few days.
For those of you interested in the exciting world of hearse production (I'm assuming that's a large portion of our audience), Japanese limo maker Lequois is planning to roll out a line of hy
On June 27, 1967, the world experienced a wonderful and dangerous thing: the first automated teller machine.
At Thursday night's NBA Draft, teams will try to reload with the best available young talent.
Vilayanur Ramachandran studies the brain. You may have seen a profile of him in last month's New Yorker...if you haven't get thee to a library and check it out!