In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
In 1979, Philip Glass composed some music for Sesame Street; the music was used to back geometric animations showing how a simple circle could be subdivided and repeated to make more complex shapes an
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Most people are familiar with the Chanukah menorah's nine branches—one for each night, plus the tall, center branch for the shamash (literally "the attendant").
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There's some debate over whether "internet addiction" is even properly classifiable as a behavioral disorder, but if it is, there's certainly a not-insignificant percentage of folk
The Ponders are a five-on-five intramural basketball team. Last week, they won a game 87-83. All five of their starters scored,Â and none of the bench players saw any action.
When five year old Elana Desserich was diagnosed with brain cancer, she wanted to leave her parents something special.
Keeping in mind that colonies of people may be traveling together for hundreds of years,Â what sort of governance should we carry to other planets?
You don't want any part of the mall this time of year.
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The new Jan/Feb issue of mental_floss magazine is just about to hit newsstands, and we're eager to give you a glimpse of some of the great content!
Through the years Santa has taken on many forms, but a biker? A penguin? These are just a few of the more recent incarnations of the man we called Claus.
Vanity thy name is ...