At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
Mail-order jet packs, build-your-own phonograph, and 11 more do-it-yourself kits (and their advertisements) that took some healthy stabs at American consumerism over the years.
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Let the internet font wars be over. Let us no longer debate the merits of Arial or Tahoma or (gasp!) Comic Sans.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed:
1. 9 Famous People Who Started as Disney Park Characters, by Stacy
If imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery, Nucky Johnson should be pleased as punch. If he hadn’t died 43 years ago, I mean. That’s right - Nucky Johnson.
From reader Addison, a good ole fashioned game suggestion, with pics! "My friends and I have been getting together for game nights almost every week for the last six years.
Jim Henson was born 75 years ago today! Google is celebrating with a Muppet doodle.
Starfish are also called sea stars these days, as they are not fish. Of course, they aren't stars, either. But they sure perform nicely for a camera!
Fifty-nine years ago today, Republican VP candidate Richard Nixon went on TV to give what's known as the "Checkers Speech." Why does a speech named after a dog live on in our cultural s
"Knute Rockne's Notre Dame all-stars arrived in New York for their battle with the New York Giants pro team in a charity grid battle.
A couple of years ago, I did a post on celebrities who got their first tastes of the entertainment biz by working at one of the Disney Parks, whether they did tricks at the Magic Shop (Steve Martin) o
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.
You know how there are things that you do in life that you think are unique to you and you alone? Well, it turns out that these *things* aren't so unique to you as you might have thought.
Want your phone to say "Houston, we have a problem" when your cousin calls? Now you can!
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.