Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
Aaron Cohen over at Kottke.org pointed to another awesome How It's Made clip, this time about toilet paper -- a.k.a.
I was expecting the last day of D23 to be the biggest because of the Marvel presentation, but it was actually the quietest day yet.
I'm sorry to say, comic book geeks, nothing earth-shattering
When most of us think of a flash mob, it's a big impromptu dance party, a spontaneous pillow fight or hundreds of people freezing in Grand Central Station.
Okay, so the title of this post might be a little misleading.
Update (2/7/2012): Taylor Wilson at the White House
by Judy Dutton
At 10, he built his first bomb. At 14, he made a nuclear reactor. Now he’s
If you’re a movie lover – or you just love to hate on movies – you’ll probably enjoy the series of movie cliché graphic posters created for the New York International Latino Film Festival by the Wing
Around the world, moths make kamikaze dives into light bulbs and open flames with such regularity that they have their own idiom.
You know Orson Welles was one of the most revered actors and directors of the 20th century, but how much do you know about his sketchy big break or his deft efforts to make rabbits disappear?
You know you want to solve it... today's brand new Monday Math Square at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Video evidence proves that Spider-Man is a jerk, in both Warsaw, Poland, and in Oklahoma City.
An instant guide to the dramatic release of the West Memphis Three.
Artist Andy Alcala, a student at the University of Iowa, wanted to put a fresh face on classic artworks of the past...or should I say, he wanted to put the artworks on a fresh face?
In a 1997 episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Junk Mail," Kramer, disgusted by receiving an inordinate number of Pottery Barn catalogs, attempts to cancel all postal delivery to his address.
Here's another sneak peek at the September-October issue of mental_floss magazine. Click here to get a risk-free issue!
One of those questions I've always wanted to ask but never know where to start - revealed!
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