The word "unfriend" appeared in print all the way back in 1659.
The Top Ten Weirdest Rock and Roll Deaths.
Douglas Hofstadter is the author of GÃ¶del, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, a now-classic work on how the mind arises from mechanical parts.
Whether you call it the poor man's dream, a casino without walls, or a tax on the stupid, the lottery has deep and widespread roots.
Yesterday marked the anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Vrubel, one of Russia's greatest 19-century artists.
Thanks to everyone who submitted facts last week.
I frequently indulge my passions for urban exploration and photography here on the blog (here are a few examples), but the hardest thing about photographing abandoned sites is doing justice to the sen
Decorating eggs is a custom that dates back before what we know as Easter was ever celebrated. Eggs are a symbol of spring, renewal, and fertility for many cultures.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
As always with this feature, the _floss i
Thousands of sheep died one night in 1968 in Skull Valley, Utah.
Every Monday, we venture into the archives of The New York Times to find the first time the paper covered various topics.
I'm a sucker for any hyper-specific blog about typography, grammar, even handwriting. Anything to do with words or word-nerd stuff, really.
On Friday I shared some of the stranger pictures that exist of my cat (of which there are many) and asked readers to share their weird pet pictures too. Predictably, we got a deluge of responses.
Ambient Corporation has developed the Audeo, a neckband that picks up inaudible signals from a person's voicebox and can translate those signals into speech!
Ten years ago today, millions of people were bracing themselves for what would be the final episode of Seinfeld.
Patrick may have been a saint, but he didn't drive the snakes out of Ireland. For that, you can thank the Ice Age.