The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
1. The oldest documented bikinis—haute, bandeau-style little numbers—show up in a 1,700 year old Roman mosaic entitled Chamber of the Ten Maidens.
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So you like coffee? Watch this video. Don't read the stuff below, just watch it.
In this short, fun documentary by C.G.P. Grey, you'll learn some fun facts about coffee.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Old photographs have been finding their way onto the Internet in new and unexpected forms lately (I blogged about one of them, Back to the Future, a few months ago).
I’ve been running across all kinds of stories about uncontacted tribes in remote parts of the world lately.
We typically place the Really, Really Bad Rebus in the Think Thursday category. In order for today to truly be Free-for-all Friday, however, we have to keep you readers on your toes.
Tossed Pot Lands on Police Cruiser
A New York state trooper saw a man standing up in a car with his upper body sticking out of the sunroof on interstate 190 near Buffalo.
The last book and movies are not the end of Harry Potter after all. J.K. Rowling is launching Pottermore, an interactive publishing and social media site for all things Potter.
These days, damp, rainy spells usually inspire us to curl up on the couch and watch an American Pickers marathon (tell me that's not just me).
It's Thursday night...time once again for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
During tonight’s NBA draft, commissioner David Stern has been shaking hands with the league’s newest crop of rookies, welcoming them into a life of luxury and a potential lockout.
YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.
It's been a few years since mental_floss co-founder Mangesh Hattikudur was actively involved in this site.
In the early morning hours of April 29, 1945, Adolf Hitler married his longtime girlfriend Eva Braun in the map room of his underground bunker in Berlin.