Deipnophobia is the fear of dinner party conversations.
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Birds do it, bees do it (we think), even educated monkeys do it. So let's do it, people. Let's fall asleep.
On the eighth day of Christmas, mental_floss gave to me... eight reader requests!
"Feel Art Again" was on hiatus for a month, but we're back today and better than ever!
The internet as we know it was built by, and is populated with, people who are just obsessive-compulsive enough to appreciate a good, ranked top ten list.
Like a lot of you, I grew up on Sesame Street and the Muppets. But did you ever stop to wonder where they came from?
The Legend of Master Legend. Rolling Stone takes a hilarious look at the lives behind real life super heroes.
Editor's Note: This was our most popular post of 2008.Yesterday I came across a slightly mysterious website -- a collection of Polaroids, one per day, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997
There's no denying that cola aficionados have refined palettes. They can tell a vintage RC Cola just from the nose, and their cellars are stocked full of Shasta, Tab and Pepsi Kona.
Every now and again, I head into the online archives of The New York Times and dig up the first time the paper covered various topics.
The short answer is that no one really knows.
The long answer is that no one really knows, but there are plenty of interesting theories:
If any group has a reason to be superstitious, it's professional athletes.
American New Year traditions include the ball drop in Times Square, the Tournament of Roses Parade, fireworks, year-end lists, New Year's resolutions, a toast and/or a kiss at midnight, Auld Lang
Estimated CO2 released by Americans on New Year's? 8 tons
Price for a bottle of Czar Nicholas II's champagne salvaged from a sunken ship?
As midnight approaches on December 31st, more than a few of us will crack open a bottle or two of champagne to help toast in the New Year.
Sometimes false advertising is easy to spot.