The Pittsburgh Penguins made Mister Rogers an honorary captain in 1991.
This past Sunday marked the 203rd anniversary of Samuel Palmer's birth. The British Romantic painter had visionary experiences as a child, which influenced his works.
Last summer I found myself with a dozen pumpkins and no plans for what to do with them. I ended up giving some away, and using the rest for porch decorations.
Slate recently ran an article asking Who is Grady Harp? -- the short answer is, he's one of the top "customer reviewers" on Amazon. But the long answer is a good deal more complex.
Here's a cool idea realized: a Sydney, Australia-based art collective called The Glue Society has re-created scenes from the Bible as if captured by Google Earth's ubiquitous satellites.
It's Zach Kanin week here at mental_floss, and I'm so excited about it, I'm going to lock the Caps and type that all over again: IT'S ZACH KANIN WEEK HERE AT MENTAL_FLOSS!
Top 60 Little-Known Technology Web Sites (actually 63).
Every time all my favorite people leave town, you're liable to find me whining about how "this place is a ghost town," etc.
In case you missed our first twenty-four volumes or the greatest hits edition, let me explain. Every Monday, we head into the archives of The New York Times to find first mentions worth mentioning.
If you asked my friends, they'd tell you I'm not very spontaneous.
Design Boom reported the results of the recent "Dining in 2015" competition.
Last week, we asked our ever-growing army of reader-photographers to send us pictures of their "pants," which was our in-jokey way of referring to some funny, absurd or incongruous thing in
10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong. We tend to worry about the wrong things, but it just means we're human.
A Violent History of Time.
Was the unofficial national anthem of the United States lifted from a couple different sources?