12+1 = 11+2, and "twelve plus one" is an anagram of "eleven plus two."
Exactly 109 years ago today, the American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984) was born. Neel was everything an artist should be—controversial, bohemian, and interesting.
It's easy to find a place online where you can place a bet on the Steelers, who are favored by 7 points in Sunday's big game.
At various points during our month of book giveaways, I've asked you to channel your inner architect, misleading medical consultant and quizmaster.
Two weeks ago, we asked you to come up with new slogans for your towns. Over 350 entries and a dozen "what's the delay?" emails later, we're excited to announce three winners.
You're probably familiar with the Forbes magazine lists: richest people in the world, most expensive zip codes to live in, best companies to work for.
In part one of Angels of Death, you saw the stories of eight medical professionals who killed their patients. That's just scratching the surface of the many cases of medical murders.
This Sunday, many of us will be glued to the television to enjoy the most important pro football game of the year.
Back in 2007, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a terrific article for The New Yorker on the history of I.Q.
I live in Los Angeles, confronted by homelessness daily.
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