Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
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
The Nietzsche Family Circus claims that its nihilist captions, supplied by Friedrich himself (as opposed to creator Bil Keane), are randomly generated.
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Speaking of The Jeffersons, whose "de-luxe apartment in the sky" was featured in yesterday's sitcom quiz, turns out there's some new -- and not so good -- news regarding the health
I need an Advil just to read this story:
Shillong - capital of India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya - has literally "beaten" its way into the record books.
Some of these should be easy -- and some tough. Good luck!
Gawker had an amazing, and somewhat disappointing bit about so-called "memoirist" and the guy who let down Oprah, James Frey.
I saw this on Boingboing, and thought it needed to be
Finally, something to make my hair stop falling out!
On this day, Truman defeated Dewey, Charles Van Doren admitted to cheating, and Haile Selassie was crowned emperor of Ethiopia, mon.
Also, according to Wikipedia, It is mums Bithday today Happy Bir
It's Thursday, folks, and you know what that means!
If you've gotten your copy of our new issue, you've already read about Homaru Cantu, the Chicago chef/inventor/ mad-scientist at Moto who levitates food and presents his customers with edibl
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For years we've known about a curious dietary anomaly that the French enjoy: their foods are soaked in butter, cheese and other high-cholesterol substances, they drink wine like it's going o