Presidential retreat Camp David is named after Dwight Eisenhower’s grandson.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Last Friday marked the 14th anniversary of the death of Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996), an Australian Aboriginal artist.
Some people have a hard enough time keeping their front yard or flower gardens alive, but others can do just about anything with the right plant.
Breaking in to Steal ...Bacon!
A man burglarized a house in Redhill, Surrey, England Saturday and stole a telephone and a package of bacon. That's all he took.
Today's weird website is a two-fer, and they're both equally weird.
I've had long hair since 1992, when my wife-to-be said she liked me better with lengthy locks.
We all know about Elvis, McCarthyism, Sputnik, the Korean War, Rosa Parks’ fateful bus ride, and Castro taking over Cuba – defining moments of the 1950s.
5 Worries Parents Should Drop, And 5 They Shouldn't. The real odds of what terrible things could happen are quite different from the horror stories you see on the news.
Some people are gifted with raw athleticism and could choose to play a variety of sports if they wanted.
The Internet is abuzz about the picture of the giant goldfish that recently surfaced (haven’t seen it? Check out #1 below).
This video starts slowly (hah), but in the middle you start seeing the wings move -- it's truly incredible. Watch how the bee's wings pivot and ultimately allow the bee to lift off.
I like lists, especially ones that put us in the same company as The Economist and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
mental_floss is at it again. We're doing a great big Trivia Show at the Galapagos Arts Space in Brooklyn on October 17th to promote our brand new history book.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s memoir, A Journey, is sparking all sorts of picketing and protesting around the U.K., so we thought it might be a good time to take a look at a few president
When most skateboarders break their boards, the remnants of wood end up in the trash.