Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
That's what he calls himself, at least, himself being David "The Rock" Nelson, an ex-Golden-Gloves boxer turned B-movie-maker.
If you use the iTunes Store, you may have noticed the occasional free song or TV show. Well, there's a blog that tracks free iTunes content.
It's called the Svalbard International Seed Vault, and it is, officially, Plan B.
I'm thrilled at how you've already taken to the ON MUSIC feature!
... sticks to metal objects? Such is the case with a unique family in Taiwan, who are literally magnetic.
Like I said yesterday, my mind is overflowing with random facts. I'll be pouring some out here, subject by subject, three at a time.
Â While we'reÂ talking diamonds...My sister worksÂ customer serviceÂ for Tiffany & Co., and I'm always psyched to hear all the reasons people call to harangue a luxury marketer.
The "Is The New" image from DIAGRAM visualizes the common saying "[something] is the new [something else]" in a fun infographic.
Examples include: "gin is the new vodka&qu
My cell phone provider tacked on an extra $630 to this month's bill.
Yes, it seems there's a formula to explain everything nowadays -- including why we sometimes give people we wouldn't normally be attracted to our phone number in bars.
Today's an exciting day for me here at the _floss.
Would you consider traveling thousands of miles to visit a cemetery? Lots of people do, especially if the cemetery is full of famous people, or haunted, or even humorous.
I just completed my first non-blog mental_floss project. I'll save the details for later, except to say it was a five-week accelerated PhD program in peripheral knowledge.
Any decent spammer is familiar with the sting of a blighted recipient list--there's the mourningÂ that goes with bouncebacks, the chagrin over wrong pronouns, andÂ over the "ie" vs.
Having a street or a college dorm named after you has never seemed that impressive to me. You simply drop an overflowing briefcase on the right desk, and it's basically a done deal.