When asked if Abe had any hobbies, Mary Todd Lincoln said, “Cats.”
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As the Congressional debate over the debt ceiling rages on this week, more analysts are raising the question of what would happen if the country defaults on U.S.
In this hour-long video from 2001, sci-fi author Ray Bradbury gives the keynote address of The Sixth Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea.
From Pablo Curutchet's 30' statues of cardboard men to Banksy's keeled over and dead phone booths, these 14 cool art installations are both eye-catching and interactive in a way that fe
Quick, what's this a picture of? Here's a hint: it's not a bird and it is a food product. In fact, it used to live under the ocean before it was cooked and photographed.
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Coca-Cola was named for the cocoa leaves and the kola nuts originally used for its flavoring.
If you're just taking a jiffy to read this, I've got news for you: your time was up a long time ago.
The Onion's AV Club has been traveling the U.S., visiting significant locations from film, TV, and music.
If you've got an iPad, you're probably a fan of the social magazine app Flipboard. If you're reading this housekeeping announcement, chances are you don't hate mental_floss.
What comes to mind when you think of Ramen noodles?
Dormitories, students, slurping sounds ... and
In this video for Bon Yurt yogurt (yes, it's an ad for yogurt), a group of artists paint a room using glow-in-the-dark material from glow sticks, then host a bizarre dancerless dance party.
• Lobster love goes back a long way (1605 marks the first recorded lobster catch), while the creatures were more than plentiful in the 17th and 18th centuries.
We've all seen the videos of people dancing in the Apple store. But what else can one get away with?
As of June, the Alcor Life Extension Foundation of Scottsdale, Arizona, had 106 patients in various states of cryopreservation (frozen in liquid nitrogen).
Most modern alphabets start with the letter “A,” or a near equivalent.