The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
Before we slip too far into December, let's recap what happened last month. In case you missed a day or two here or there, these are the top 10 stories originally posted in November:
Remember LPs? Well, I sure do -- over the past week I've been working on digitizing some LPs that haven't been (and perhaps never will be) released on CD.
One of the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson fortune was arrested this week. Not for a DUI or drug charges, as the arrests of other heiresses might cause you to suspect, but for theft.
Gargoyles bring out a variety of emotions from their spectators.
Every former U.S. president has been honored with a statue in the United States, some more than others.
Humans can solve them, computers cannot, or so we've been led to believe.
When I posted A Sampling of Niche Blogs last month, people responded positively and said they liked finding new blogs on very specific subjects.
I'm generalizing here, but the longer it's been sinceÂ you attended school, the harder itÂ will be to solve today's Brain Game.
Let's say you've just set a difficult long-term goal for yourself -- something like becoming a lawyer, going vegan or writing a 26-volume history of the Civil War.
A study of the data from the Framingham Heart Study leads researchers to believe that loneliness spreads through social networks like a virus.
When mental_floss asked me to write about my experience with The National Sports Daily—one of the biggest swings (and subsequently one of the biggest misses) in the history of American sport
Sarah Haskins shows ridiculous portrayals of women in TV advertising in her "Target Women" web series for Current TV. It's full of jokes. You should watch it.
Imagine being on the archaeological dig of a lifetime, searching for dinosaur bones or ancient Egyptian treasures, when you finally find something embedded in centuries-old rock or sealed in a tomb th
UPDATE: please read the comments on this post for documentation of earlier LOL Cats, including a comment from Jason Scott.