Orson Welles' last role was the voice of "Unicron" in the 1986 Transformers movie.
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.
I live on a pretty normal little street, at least relative to my (perhaps warped) standards of normalcy.
I woke up this morning a little sore.
Artist and programmer Ben Fry has created a series of illustrations based on the source code from Atari 2600 cartridges, including Pac-Man and Q-Bert.
Maybe not 1.21 gigawatts, the energy needed to power Doc Brown's fabled Flux Capacitor -- but nearly 750 megawatts, according to the folks at EcoIron.
There was an interesting piece in last week's Economist on rickshaw-pullers.
As of today, Saturn has fifty-six moons. And at the rate new ones are shyly popping up, one might say that the planet is, um, bringing sexy back. Why so many moons, Saturn?
Perhaps the strangest--and certainly the most unwelcome--development of this year's Super Bowl was the reliance on homophobia to move product.
Back in the mid-1990s, an O.J. confession would have been press-stopping news. All the networks would have carried the story live, interrupting regularly scheduled O.J.-related programming.
Well actually, not mine. This was submitted by an anonymous lurker on The Cellar, along with this explanation: "When this little guy was young he lost his mother too soon.
Nerdcore Hip Hop, our favorite nerdy musical subgenre, is finally getting its own documentary: Nerdcore Rising.