The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
When I was a Freshman at Emory, Saturdays such as this would have meant me stumbling (in a few hours, of course) to the University cafeteria wearing the clothes I slept in and sunglasses indoors, trou
You know how you have those friends who you always call by their entire names? Civil engineering grad student Katie Kelly is one of those people.
As a former band geek (clarinet, if you must know), I can really relate to Steven Clontz's musings about celebrities with musical inclinations that lean more toward marching band than rock band.
In Weekend Genius Challenge #18, we asked readers to supply us a list of first names to match a list of last names we culled using the letters from "GROUNDHOG DAY." Our winner, was AMR, whos
Iowa State's distinguishing landmark is the campanile. Just thought I'd work that in there.
So, Jason and Mangesh turned mental_floss over to me for the weekend. Yikes. I'm not sure what they were thinking.
I recently quit my day job (which I'd held for nearly eight years) to focus on writing. Crazy? Maybe. Exhilarating?
Few things ring of pretension moreso than invoking the name of one Marcel Proust.
When I work from home, I feel like a combination of Dr. Jason Seaver from Growing Pains and Howard Hughes in The Aviator.
You may not know or care much about the Russian mob right now, but as Oscar night approaches, I can guarantee you'll be hearing more about them.
Woman Falls Head-First onto Knife... and Survives
72-year-old Mary Townsen fell on a knife she was using in the garden, which plunged through her eye socket and into her brain. Neurosugeon Dr.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Spaceship Captains. Hey, they work in the movies, why not for the rest of us?
The Science of Kissing.
Abbott Handerson Thayer is an American artist known for his paintings of ethereal angels as well as his camouflage techniques.
In a recent entry, I poked fun at a 1958 "Chinese" recipe printed by Good Housekeeping whose main ingredient was "luncheon meat." Sounds sketchy, right?
I have a soft spot for Super Mario Brothers videos, and am particularly intrigued by a series of hacked versions of various Mario games that have hit the net in the past few years.