Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.
If you enjoyed the TED Talk I pointed to last week, How Brain Damage Reveals Brain Function, I have a treat for you. Here's a ninety-minute lecture by the same speaker (V.S.
On June 30, 1859, a French acrobat added something new to the already-dangerous trend of performing crazy stunts at Niagara Falls: he crossed its gorge on a tightrope.
When Yankees closer Mariano Rivera came up to bat against the Mets last night, even the legendary reliever's teammates were smiling and snickering.
Maybe it's the apocalyptic mood everyone seems to be in lately -- just look at how many of this summer's blockbusters feature the End of Everything -- or North Korea's increasingly bell
A back issue of mental_floss magazine is featured (or at least visible) in a movie in theaters now. Did you see it? Want to try your hand at guessing?
Last year, Kara Kovalchik wrote about Infomercial Superstars (and Where They Came From). Here's her section on Billy Mays, who will be missed:
Billy Mays Cleans Up His
The Paragolfer is a motorized wheelchair that assists a paraplegic to stand up and play golf. It was developed with the input of paralyzed golfers.
Tim likes pro baseball, but there are six teams that he likes quite a bit more than all the others. The following list depicts five of those teams.
I just got back from a week in Ojai, CA, a destination worthy of its own post.
Author and illustrator Maira Kalman took a trip to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.
Back at the end of May, I promised to cover 13 artists from 13 different countries in the 13 "Feel Art Again" posts for the month of June.
Our very own Jason English is wondering why his Poland Spring has a "drink by" date on when clean water in a clean, sealed bottle really shouldn't spoil.
If this traffic cone monster was paired with that "Zombies ahead" sign, it might be one of the greatest roadside attractions I could imagine.
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