Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
Every Monday, mental_floss ventures into the archives of The New York Times to find first mentions worth mentioning.
Human Clones: New U.N. Analysis Lays Out World's Choices.
Would you like to celebrate Thanksgiving the way the Pilgrims did? Then be ready for a departure from your traditional turkey, dressing, gravy, potatoes, and pie menu!
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Last night, Patricia Canale owned the stage on FOX's popular game show, "Don't Forget the Lyrics." The only sad thing about her win of $100,000 was that it signaled the end of her
I'm getting jealous of all of the pictures Jason posts of his adorable dog, Bailey, so I thought I'd squeeze in a gratuitous picture of my
From North Korean nuclear tests to home-grown Mentos-n-Coke cocktails, if there's one thing our world has plenty of these days, it's explosions.
I'll admit that I'm not exactly a handyman -- my remodeling skills begin and end with half-hearted painting, including a time-honored technique I call "structural spackling." So i
With the 423rd comment in yesterday's Ridiculous Board Game, Phunk correctly guessed In-N-Out Burger. Congratulations! As Donny Kerabatsos would say, those are good burgers.
People seemed to enjoy last week's buffet of assorted questions.
I've talked about homophones before, in the shape of dittograms. (If you don't know what a dittogram is, you really must spend a few minutes in the old post.
This is just too hard to resist posting about: the Japanese have invented an exploding piggy
Ever wonder what it would be like to drink in the great watering holes of yore? Find out with this history of barhopping.
The Top Ten Ugliest Animals.
by Adam Horowitz
I've been reading Peter Biskind's scrumptious chronicle of 1970s Hollywood, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, and one thing I've learned is that even in that wonderfully libe