There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
The WebEcoist has a gorgeous round-up of beautiful environmental photography. While there are a lot of stunning photos on there, I found these pics from storm-chaser Eric Nguyen incredible.
Neatorama found this great story in the Wuhan Evening Post of a Chinese man who'd been struggling to train his white Pomeranian puppy for months.
We apologize for doing this on Christmas morning, but it's time someone spilled the dirt on the Three Kings, and just how wise they really were.
An article from a 1990 issue of Spy magazine that examines the physics of Santa's toy delivery journey has been floating around the Internet for as long as I can remember.
Santa Claus arrested? He must have been, because The Smoking Gun has 14 pages of mug shots -he has to be in there somewhere! (via the Presurfer)
The Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Broadcast.
Since the 1950s, many Americans can't really call it Christmas until they pack up the car, head to the theater, and cheer on their little ballerina in her first production of The Nutcracker Balle
McSweeney's writer and former mental_floss intern Hari Raghavan used to write a morbid little column called Vocab Rehab, where we tried to help people remember impressive words through tricks and
I'm happy to announce some winners to our last How Did You Know trivia hunt.
1. Zibellino, which is the Italian word for "pelt." I bet you can guess what it is, or at least get close to it.
1. Lots of Notable People Were Born
For at least 1,656 years, Jesus's birthday has been celebrated on Christmas day.
There's absolutely no telling how many moms and dads have reached a point during this holiday season when they've thought, "I can't do everything at once.
What did women do before we had People magazine to define ultimate attractiveness and tell us which leading man is the Sexiest Man Alive?
Some of the biggest internet sensations have been animals. If the world wide web had a zoo, who would be the founding members?
There are more links today than usual, to make up for yesterday's list which didn't get published.
It's not uncommon for a sports franchise to move to another city. Before this season, for example, the NBA's Seattle Supersonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder.