In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
For those who missed our interview yesterday with Hallie Ephron, author of the new mystery Never Tell a Lie, you'll want to check that out here because today we're giving away two free copie
How to Lose $20 Billion of Value in 2 Trading Days.
Earlier today in my "what our web friends are up to" post, we linked to AskMen.com's "Top 99 Women of 2009" list.
I was kind of stunned when I read something recently that quoted Gisele BÃ¼ndchen's twin.
The three latest mental_floss shirts were added to our store this morning. To celebrate this joyous occasion, all of our shirts, new and old, are currently on sale for the brilliant price of $14.90.
Very carefully. No, I'm not being a smart aleck; fire eaters, from fakirs to sideshow performers, have very few secrets about their craft.
What do San Jose, Applebee's, Wyoming, Chuck E. Cheese, and the Apple Store have in common?
Us _floss bloggers are obsessed with Stanley Kubrick. And why not, with an endless stream of new Kubrick-related material hitting the web?
Plants are a crucial part of the environment, but in many ways they're frustratingly delicate.
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It was lunchtimeÂ at the WJM newsroom in Minneapolis, and sandwiches were served all around. Lou, Mary, and Murray ate a quick lunch at their desks, while Ted had his delivered to his dressing room.
There are many short biographies of writer Stephen Elliot floating around the internet, but this one, from the Chicago Tribune, is my favorite:
Elliott has been a ward of the State of Illinois, a s
Creatively Speaking continues today with author and journalist Hallie Ephron.
In case you missed it, here's a transcript and video of president Obama's inaugural speech.
On Friday, January 16, 2009, the American painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) passed away.