Hummingbirds in Slow Motion

Chris Higgins

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).

The Quick 10: 10 People Who Have Won a Grammy, a Tony, an Oscar and an Emmy

Stacy Conradt

It's obviously a huge accomplishment to win an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony or an Emmy. But to win all four?

R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett

Kara Kovalchik

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

The 16 Members of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Scott Allen

With 16 agencies and organizations working both independently and together to collect, analyze, and disseminate information in the interest of protecting U.S.

6 Songs Used to Torture & Intimidate

Danny Gallagher

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.

Hangover Cures from Around the World

Mangesh Hattikudur

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! Ah, bacon.

8 Mysterious Tales of Traveling Dogs

Miss Cellania

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?" Saudi Arabia to

Brain Game: Europia

While perusing an old puzzle book recently, I came across a challenge that asked readers to name the five European nations whose names end with the letter Y.

Morning Cup of Links: Treasure Hunt Mania

Miss Cellania

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.

An Issei Woman Artist: Hisako Hibi

Andréa Fernandes

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

The Late Movies: Paul Simon

Chris Higgins

With Kodachrome going away, I've had Paul Simon on the brain for a few days.

Wild, Wild Hearses

Mangesh Hattikudur

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

The Quick 10: 10 ATM Statements

Stacy Conradt

On June 27, 1967, the world experienced a wonderful and dangerous thing: the first automated teller machine.

Where Are They Now? NBA Draft Busts

Ethan Trex

At Thursday night's NBA Draft, teams will try to reload with the best available young talent.

How Brain Damage Reveals Brain Function

Chris Higgins

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!