The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
Weekend Genius Challenge #15 lived up to its name, garnering some truly genius responses. As sometimes happens, we couldn't settle on a winner, or even two.
What movie ad would be complete without a breathlessly enthusiastic blurb from a critic you've never heard of?
We're working on a new feature for mentalfloss.com involving reader-submitted photos. To get things rolling, we're putting out a call for photos of the oldest thing you own.
Many late-nineteenth century artists became fascinated with Japanese woodblock prints and began producing works influenced by the Japanese art.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
Over the last couple weeks, I've see
Most political junkies can name all 16 major presidential candidates, but there were 42 candidates on the ballots in the New Hampshire primary!
Growing a new beating heart from stem cells.
The always inspiring Neatorama linked to this great piece by mural artist Lewis Lavoie.
Last November, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling negotiated himself an eight-digit one-year contract...with a built-in "fat clause" that would give him $2 million in "weight incentives.&qu
Superfund is both an actual fund and a shorthand term for the list of America's nastiest toxic waste sites. One in two Americans lives within ten miles of a Superfund site.
Some of you might be aware that there's a new Rambo flick coming out this month (in the new tradition of Sylvester Stallone reviving his old franchises, a la Rocky Balboa).
In case you missed our first twenty-two 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.
This week brings us a new occasional feature: Required Viewing. We'll highlight videos -- viral and otherwise -- that are particularly flossy.
Our own Will Pearson was a guest on All Things Considered yesterday. Andrea Seabrook had him on to talk about our most recent book, In The Beginning.
The Macworld Conference begins today in San Francisco, and the Macworld Expo opens tomorrow morning with Steve Jobs' keynote speech, where he customarily talks about everything Apple has done ove