Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
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Yes, this really happened: scurvy was "cured" as early as 1497, when Vasco de Gama's crew discovered the power of citrus...but this cure was repeatedly lost, forgotten, rediscovered, m
"C" is for cookie, and that's good enough for some not-so-famous cookie firsts.
Out here in LA, jeans have been de rigueur in the workplace for some time—other than a select group of film/tv agents, almost nobody in L.A. is required to wear a suit and tie.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
1000 Awesome Things is a great blog with an easily agreeable mission -- to count down 1000 awesome things.
The things listed range from simple pleasures, like "Fishing a big piece of lint out
DNA matching is not as cut and dried as CSI would have us believe. How it is gathered, stored, analyzed, and interpreted often determines its accuracy as evidence.
In 1976, Best Actress winner Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) signed her acceptance speech to her deaf parents.
A full on film-oriented Weekend Links in honor of the Oscars tonight. Cinemaphiles rejoice!
The orca that tragically killed Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld Orlando last month was previously kept at a now-defunct aquarium in British Columbia.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
From long-time link contributor Larry (who has a great blog The Fire Wire), comes a strange and amusing website that creates musical tracks based on URL content.
I've got a quiz for serious gamers over at BoingBoing.net. Let us know how you
To finish out the Quick 10 Oscar posts this week, we have a few facts about some of the Best Picture winners and nominees over the years.