Carly Simon’s dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster.
The Ten Most Interesting Jack The Ripper Suspects. It reads like a list of the most eccentric people of the era. (via Gorilla Mask)
Scientists think they have found the birthplace of Zeus.
The English language is rich with words and phrases derived from other languages, such as Anglo-Saxon and Latin.Â Â Many terms also come from Greek and Roman mythology.
So who watched the Grammys last night? Were you underwhelmed? I kind of was.
The web is great for lots of things: videos of pets doing unusual things, breaking news about something Christian Bale said a long time ago, and even, you know, news and learning and stuff.
A few of us writers here at the _floss have been exploring Twitter to see if it's a worthwhile tool for us to use with the blog. The answer: we don't know.
Scratch and sniff was born of the noble endeavor of making copies.
How cool is it to sit in a levitating chair? The British company Hoverit has a lounge chair that hangs in the air with no visible means of support. True, you see
The horror stories are everything you secretly dread when checking in to an anonymous motel along the interstate, but are too nervous to verify: peek under the pillow and you just might find someone e
Welcome to Math Monday.Â (No, it's not a regular feature; I just felt numerical today.) I should know better than to give you an open-ended puzzle to begin the week...
The English composer Gustav Holst completed his most famous work, The Planets, about 15 years before Pluto was discovered.
1966 GE College Bowl: Agnes Scott vs. Princeton.
In 2008, surgeons completed two procedures that could forever change transplant surgery.
(Yes, this means the quizzes are working again. Thanks for your
Emmanuel Radnitsky (1890-1976), better known as Man Ray, led a life as interesting as his artwork.
Try a deceptively simple online game where you catapult objects in an attempt to hit the cork that's supporting a dam.