Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
They're called "flash mobs," and they started popping up in the U.S. a few years ago. Coordinated via the internet, large groups converge at a particular place, where they do ...
You've probably seen the pictures: Mexican miners dwarfed by enormous gypsum crystals more than thrice their size.
Oh, they do. And here's proof: menwhoknit.com, where there are forums, insightful polls (e.g.
ThisToThat.com is a highly functional web site with a single purpose: "Because people have a need to glue things to other things." You select the two things to glue and the site recommends
It takes a lot to catch my jaded attention these days, especially in a music video.
Call it inspiration, call it thievery, call it the ultimate form of flattery, or homage "“ but composers have been lifting or borrowing tunes from each other since before they were even putting t
Now that the daylight lasts longer and the weather is more pleasant, it's time to confront the big decision: should I mow the lawn or go fishing?
Field and Stream published a list of the 50 Be
Now that Peter, Bjorn and John are bringing whistling back, I've started to notice other young folks brushing up on their whistling.
In a recent, fascinating piece in the Guardian, acclaimed author Barbara Ehrenreich explores the roots of modern depression, and tracks it very specifically to Europe in the early 17th century.
Taking the Movie-a-Minute idea a step further, today I present you: If You're Not Watching..., a blog featuring fictionalized "recaps" of popular TV shows.
From one of my favorites,
I was working on a post about past McDonald's slogans when I found this video. Never mind the old taglines, just
Here's a first: I was doing the weekly Turnip yesterday and came across a bunch of dates so fascinating, I thought they deserved their own post.
No one would suggest that most atheists are geeks; that would be a dangerous generalization.
mental_floss is seeking information that will lead to the discovery of eight prominent people who have vanished in the annals of history.
We Flossers love us some Wikipedia, and not just because it makes our fact-finding missions easier and may be frequently and disastrously incorrect.