Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
I've been enjoying Schott's Vocab, a new blog from the New York Times. It's about words and word usement (sorry, LA Story reference).
As panic mounts over the increasing number of swine flu cases, it looks like the world is ending, with a sniffle and sneeze.
I've focused on a few other photographers here on the blog, including Troy Paiva and his amazing night photography, and Garry Winogrand's legendary street work.
When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at the local Whole Foods.
Have you heard about Burger King's new Texican Whopper? The taste of Texas and a little, spicy Mexican "“ and they do mean little.
It's Wednesday, and time for a new entry in the "Poems Wot I Writ" series. Can you decipher this rhyming riddle?
To follow up on yesterday's Picasa VS Flickr post, I present five other sites that offer photo sharing.
Astronauts who hope to go to Gliese 581d will now need to wear swim trunks under their spacesuits.
Mad Magazine published their 500th issue this week, and the writers have focused their attention
Tomorrow is the little-known holiday National Dance Day, which coincides with this week's observance of National Dance Week.
We know a good number of famous middle initials. But how many of us actually know the less famous, oftentimes strange names they stand for? Let's find out.
Stacy Conradt asked for photos of your tattoos, and boy did you deliver! AndrÃ©a Fernandes sorted through your submissions and has assembled this gallery.
Ask Metafilter has an awesomely nerdy thread on "Crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his Day off." Here are a few of my favorites:
Violation of 720 ILCS 5/32-5.1: False Personati
After reading Sandy's great Brain Game last week about the MLB rule governing what happens if a player catches a ball with his hat or mask or throws his glove at a ball (the batter is awarded thr
Editor's Note: Matt Soniak is going to see The Boss in Philadelphia tonight. (And probably tomorrow, too.) Here's a look back at the Springsteen FAQ that Matt put together last
Even if you've never heard of auto-tune, you've heard it -- it's that slightly robot-like vocal processing effect that's used in every other pop song these days.