J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
There are plenty of terrific articles online that explore Charles Schulz's wonderful life.
The top small workplaces, and what makes them different. Profit sharing, benefits, and treating employees like human beings goes a long way.
How to Accept Criticism with Grace and Appreciation.
Even before he was wanted in connection with the murders of over 100 people, Koose Muniswamy Veerappan was a notorious poacher and sandalwood smuggler.
Calling all creative would-be gag writers in the house! We're starting a new feature today that I'm hoping you're all going to enjoy: the mental_floss Caption Contest.
I took a course last semester called "Research Methods and Theory." It was as exciting as it sounds. I would much rather have been taking one of these 12 classes.
The responses to last week's call for Presidential trivia have been outstanding. But we're contractually obligated to pick our three favorites (that we hadn't heard before).
OH RATS!: THE PLAGUE
"¢ The greatest plague of the fourteenth century was known as the Great Mortality.
Hey, is anybody watching Ken Burns' new 14-hour documentary, The War?
I'm a huge Blade Runner fan, and have been anticipating Blade Runner: The Final Cut for years.
Albrecht DÃ¼rer was a master of self-promotion, as he began his artistic career at age 13 with a self-portrait.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting bits of information "turn-up."
In the spirit of our cool Ex-P
October is a wonderful month for just about anything, including travel. The temperatures are pleasant, the rates are off-peak, roads are less crowded, and there are lots of special events happening.
The truth about Sputnik.
LampiÃ£o (1898-1938), born Virgulino Ferreira da Silva, was a bandit considered a Robin Hood of Northeast Brazil by his apologists (though isn't the job of all apologists to liken their bad boys
1. Carbonated Fruit
While enjoying a nice, crisp apple or a ripe, juicy pear, do you ever think to yourself, "This would be so much better with a little carbon dioxide"?