The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
In 2005, author Donovan Hohn set out to locate 28,800 rubber ducks that had been lost at sea 13 years earlier.
Tonight on NOVA, an in-depth scientific examination of Japan's recent earthquake, the subsequent tsunami, and the continuing nuclear incident.
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Researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics just identified a brand-new condition: Facebook Depression.
Here's (what I hope is considered) an interesting Wednesday Wordplay challenge; perhaps more difficult than some.
The Secret Fears of the Super-Rich. Having money often undermines everything else worth having in life.
A New Company Promises to Give You a Pretend Facebook Girlfriend.
Tons of singers and actresses go blonde – everyone knows that. But who knew it was almost as common to leave blonde behind for another hue? Here are nine people who did just
Six years ago today, we lost a comic genius. After a long battle with addiction, Mitch Hedberg died in the Westminister Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey.
YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
We're going Monday-Thursday this week because of the holiday week as co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I bring you the next How Did You Know?
In a recent survey, 26% of U.S. adults said they'd read a print version of a newspaper the previous day.
Spend enough time immersed in the world of technology and you’re sure to develop a healthy list of “someone should create a…” ideas.
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 my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).
In this 1976* AT&T promotional video, William Shatner explains the miracle of microprocessors.
I wanted to follow my Late Movies post about amazing documentaries you can stream on Netflix with this -- another doc I just discovered.