Taco Bell is named for its founder, Glen Bell.
Check out these photos of the two tallest men in the world from damncoolpics.
Trevor Ng is getting his Ph.D. in rheology at MIT's non-Newtonian fluid dynamics research group. What this means is that he plays with dough for a living:
I love Imelda Marcos, mainly as a punch line, but also because nothing seems to keep that awful woman down.
As long as you're willing to look like this at night, you too can improve your verbal memory by 8%! Actually, the potential for this kind of technology is pretty cool.
So I saw the much-hyped Borat movie over the weekend.
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Since we're running an election for a People's Tribune (two-and-a-half more days to go!
It's casual Friday here at the _floss, so along with my usual interesting-fact-related posts, I'm throwin' in a shameless plug!
Pennylicious posted this a few days ago, but we thought we'd wait for the opening day of Borat to pick up on it:
ALMATY, Kazakhstan - The Kazakhstan central bank has misspelled the word "ba
What's the happiest place on Earth?
You guys stepped up to the challenge on our first "Show Off Your Smarts!" post. The challenge was to send in your favorite movie-related facts.
Since Friday afternoons tend to drag on, I'm supplying you guys with yet another fantastic time waster: Mr. Picassohead!
The Kircher Society, always up on the latest bizarre museums, today brings us "an extraordinary private home and museum in Seattle known as Steve's Weird House."
The virtual tour is
I think this is a slightly dated toy from internet guru zefrank (there's an updated version on his site which I'm less crazy about), but what a time waster!
Seems the last week we've had so many posts related to Tinseltown, it made sense to me to finish the week with a look at one word: "Hollywood," well, not so much the word itself, but th