About one in every 4 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.
Reading Rainbow rather quietly left the airwaves last year after 26 years of encouraging kids to read simply for the fun of it.
If you missed last week's installment, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives here.
Was there music before Bach? Ummm, of course there was.
How do you bring attention to a disgusting city-wide problem while making art and keeping a sense of humor about the issue?
"Wish I were as photogenic as the dog."
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Instant replay in sports has sparked about as much controversy as it has eliminated since the feature was introduced more than 50 years ago, but it's hard to imagine wat
I've written about "Power of Ten" before, but the videos have been taken down due to copyright claims by the owners.
When Google launched Project 10^100 a few years ago with the philosophy that “helping helps everybody, helper and helped alike,” they were inundated with more than 150,000 submissions.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert SMOKE into DRINK in the fewest steps possible.
You can follow the events at the Chilean mine rescue in this live feed. Learn more about the rescue operation.
The Mathematically Correct Breakfast.
A while back I wrote about lost performances, and referenced the fact that Eric Stoltz was the original Marty McFly.
We’ve talked about alternate universe book titles for the past couple of days, but sometimes it’s just the characters who have undergone name changes (and in some cases, sex changes).
When I’m not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orangerubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).
I’m getting really excited by all the activity buzzing around alternative energy. This was something I was pushing for as an activist in college, back in the late 80s. Way ahead of my time? You bet.
If you've been wondering where your jet-pack is, you may have to settle for Google's self-driving car.
When I was in high school, all my coolest friends were projectionists.