At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.
"A-squared plus B-squared equals C-squared!" You can't even read his name without the equation running through your head, can you?
Plato's record is another one that needs very little introduction. Student of Socrates. Mentor of Aristotle. Allegorist of caves. Writer of dialogues. Father of Platonic realism.
We're excited to have author, journalist, and Brown University senior (he's still a senior!) Kevin Roose blogging with us this week.
The genius world was stunned today by allegations that noted poet Emily Dickinson has been using performance enhancing drugs in her quest to win mental_floss's 2009 "Tournament of Genius.&qu
Today I bring you a truly fascinating talk about irrationality and cheating. Dan Ariely was a burn patient, with burns over 70% of his body.
Almost everyone knows that each state of the Union has its own flag.
Yogi Bear is smarter than the average bear, but he is a bear,Â and bears typically haveÂ four feet.
When it comes to isms, Ferris Bueller, not Trotsky, probably has the most memorable line: "-Ism's in my opinion," he said, "are not good.
North America's newest dinosaur had the makings of a monster: razor-sharp claws, a runner's body, and similarities with the Velociraptor of Jurassic Park infamy.
Yesterday marked the 109th anniversary of the death of Sir Frederick William Burton (1816-1900).
(2) William Shakespeare
You may remember Shakespeare as arguably the greatest and most influential author. That should about do it. What, you want more?
(7) General Douglas MacArthur
MacArthur had the sort of brilliant military career new recruits can only dream of.
When it comes to medication, what you don't know could kill you. Or cause eyelid droop, amnesia and decreased sweating. We've scoured the warning labels for possible side effects.
While a fair number of celebrities come from classic rags-to-riches stories, or at least Gap-to-Gucci stories, there are also some who were born into wealth and success.
Clay Shirky is an adjunct professor of New Media at NYU. He writes about technology (okay, pretty much just the internet) and its effects on relationships and culture.