The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
August is a great month for free reading material. We'll be giving away a new book each weekday.
I ran across the term crystallophone while researching the post 8 Weird and Wonderful Musical Instruments.
Football teams around the country are furiously training for the upcoming season, so this week let's take a look at five things you may not know about the man whose name has been synonymous with
As I mentioned the other day, we're headed to Seattle in October. As I was researching things to do, I came across the Seattle Underground Tour, which many of you said was pretty awesome.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
I saw Kurt Vonnegut speak in 1997 at Florida State University, along with Joseph Heller (who is mentioned in the talk below) and William Styron.
Any preschooler can give you a rundown on the basics of barnyard noises: the cow says moo, the rooster says cocka-doodle-doo -- but what does the goat say? According to this video, he says WHAT?!
Follow @mental_floss on Twitter to get random facts like these on a semi-regular basis. They will brighten your day. Or at least give you something strange to talk about at the
Europe Seeing More Radioactive Wild Boars
Increasing numbers of radioactive boars have become a problem in Germany, where they have attacked people and caused traffic problems.
Monty Python fans know the degree of damage even a wafer-thin mint can cause, so please refrain from snacking until after you've solved today's Brain Game.
A pair of dentures belonging to Winston Churchill recently sold at auction forÂ $23,750.
The Geography of High-Paying Jobs. Before you start packing your bags, remember the cost of living in those high-paying areas is also pretty high. (via BroBible)
The Tiger Oil Memos.
One of the reasons the San Diego Comic Con has emerged as the largest comic book convention in the world lies in the simple fact that we happen to be exceptionally close to Hollywood.
It's no secret that a lot of musicians want to be actors and a lot of actors want to be musicians.
We're kind of board game freaks in my house. Well, I am, and I sort of force it on everyone else. The thing is"¦ I'm not that good at board games.