The Wonderful Stories Behind 6 Classic TV Theme Songs

Kara Kovalchik

Many of today's TV shows have dispensed with the traditional theme song in an effort to squeeze in more commercial time, which fills traditional television fans with a sense of melancholy.

Digging for VHS Gold

Jason English

Last week's Friday Happy Hour shattered the previous week's attendance record, with 131 comments.

Caption Contest #8

David K. Israel

It's back! Our ongoing caption contest resumes today with a submission from the very talented Gregory Kogan.

The Weird Week ending April 18th

Miss Cellania

Man Unharmed by Exploding Toilet Richard Szymanski of Johnson City, New York was flushing the toilet at his son's home when hot water came gushing out, throwing him into the shower stall.

LBJ: The President Who Marked His Territory

Jenny Drapkin

Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted to be remembered as the greatest president who ever lived.

April 18th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Saturday is National Hanging Out Day! Celebrate by drying your clothes using solar and wind power. * Test your knowledge of world geography with this eight question quiz, posted by The St.

How mental_floss Fixed My iPod!

David K. Israel

We have a winner to our How to Fix an iPod Contest! If you recall, two of my iPods froze while playing two different U2 songs over the course of a few years.

John Alvin's Movie Poster Art

Chris Higgins

Although most people don't know him by name, John Alvin's art is familiar to moviegoers worldwide.

You're on the Clock

Jason English

Here's a round-up of our recent 'Name x in y minutes' quizzes. Just trying to help get you through the

6 of Oprah's Famous Feuds

Ethan Trex

Oprah Winfrey has been called the most powerful woman in the world, and since her syndicated talk show is broadcast in over 130 countries, it's not a ludicrous claim.

Feel Art Again: Charles Willson Peale (part 3)

Andréa Fernandes

Today is our final installment in this week's three-part 'Feel Art Again' mini-series.

Richard Nixon: The Shy Guy

Jenny Drapkin

Who knew Tricky Dick was such a wallflower?

Treehouses for All Occasions

Miss Cellania

There's something about a treehouse that appeals to all of us. Maybe it's the view, or getting close to nature, or reliving childhood memories.

How to Fix an iPod - the contest

David K. Israel

Many of you hopefully recall my post the other day about two of my iPods that bit the dust, both while playing U2 songs.

April 17th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Mathematical Quilts.