Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
On January 26, a woman in Bellflower, California, gave birth to octuplets "“ six boys and two girls. This bunch of babies is only the second set of live-born octuplets in the U.S.
We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt!
Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.
Here's a look at the early days of some popular newspapers and magazines. We'll save the story of the humble dormitory origins of mental_floss for another time.
The New York
I was at the drug store buying toothpaste yesterday, and the variety available just astounded me. I remember when there were basically three choices: mint paste, red gel, or green gel.
[On Monday, I asked for your best photos with celebrities, and I've been obsessively checking the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox ever since.
Most of the world seems to think that America invented obesity sometime in the last century, but the truth is, fat has always been a part of life (witness Hatshepsut, one of the great ancient Egyptian
If Sunday's Super Bowl is like most of the previous 42, it will be forgettable unless you consider the Terrible Towel a fashion accessory or are one of the few and, at long last, proud Cardinals
I would think that in this economy, the proliferation of everyday items festooned with diamonds would grind to a halt. But I'm wrong, and here are 10 pieces of evidence that prove it.
Today's cultural milestone: The Bacon Explosion, a piece in the New York Times about the proliferation of food blogging on the internet.
No, this isn't a Benjamin Button publicity stunt -- this is more akin to scary science-fiction.
Since we've covered the origins of various sandwiches in other Dietribes, this week we're looking at some straight up sandwich facts and figures, some of which may astound and amaze!
TwoÂ cows walk into a milk bar and order watercress sandwiches. Alex DeLargeÂ winks atÂ his droogs and thenÂ walks over to the pair of heifers.
Fast Lane to the Future. India's new national superhighway has the potential to link different cultures, languages, and classes.
January 27 is a significant for four artists around the world.