Carly Simon’s dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster.
Beer drinkers have been dreaming about self-cooling cans for years now.
I thought I'd post another installment of fun facts generated by searching a random phrase.
From McSweeney's, Notes on "Sweet Child O' Mine," as delivered to Axl Rose by his editor:
She's got a smile that, it seems to me—Why equivocate?
Y'all see that Bush was caught using the S-word today? (I'm using y'all since I know mental_floss started in Bama).
My personal favorite cussing by a public figure is Gen.
I just got back from a sunburned weekend in the twee little town of Ogunquit and thought I'd share a few things I learned:
* If anyone tries to tell you that "Ogunquit" means "b
You may have seen this in one of the morning papers but there's an AP write-up on the history of the Lebanese-Israeli conflict.
I was thumbing through edits this weekend of mental_floss' upcoming Med School in a Box (kudos to Mary and her husband Tim for churning out such a wonderful project!), when I came across a fact t
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Welcome to the first in a series of Friday afternoon posts meant to hold you through the weekend.
A la Slate's "Today's Papers," I glean the best stuff from the country's top three newspapers so you don't have to:
"Forging Ahead in Moscow," from the LA Ti
Sydney Brenner is a brilliant biologist, Freeman Dyson is a fantastic physicist, W.D.
It's hard to remember a time when emoticons weren't part of our typed vernacular.
I know it's not nice to make fun of people from "the hills of eastern Kentucky" (I'm from the hills of eastern Georgia, so there's a pot-kettle dynamic), but the Kircher Socie