ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
This week's Late Movies is a bit more serious than usual.
This short piece originally appeared as a sidebar in the mental_floss book 'In the Beginning: A Mouthwatering Guide to the Origins of Everything.'
Number 10 Downing Street, that is. We do a lot of posts about the White House and its notable residents here on the _floss, but not quite as many on their counterparts.
This is brilliant: British journalist/humorist Charlie Brooker presents a recipe for reporting the news in the two-minute clip below.
1. The Cable Connector Quiz
by David K. Israel
2. Lifetime Movie or Megadeth Song?
by Craig Dorfman
3. Trading Places, Coming to America or Beverly Hills Cop?
It doesn't take much to make me dizzy. Just hanging my head upside down behind my chair gives me a mean case of the spins.
Most of us never had a chance of playing in the NFL, but that didn't stop us from dreaming on a smaller scale by playing football games in our basements.
In case there's anyone who hasn't bought me a wedding gift yet (oh yeah, that's everyone), I found what I want. The Colorful Changing Shower Head requires no wiring and no batteries.
I have to say, I'm consistently amazed that A) websites like this exist, and B) people (like me) find them interesting enough (for a minute or two at least) to scroll through them and laugh and t
Apologies for the Brain Game hiatus last week; it was necessary for me to spend time with my family. Sincere thanks to the well-wishers out there.
The Jihadist Next Door. How an Alabama honors student ended up as one of the leaders of a terrorist group targeting Somalia.
The title of this video project says it all: People In Order, Age 1 ToÂ 100. Each participant beats a drum, as a sort of ceremonial gong moving on to the next age.
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