There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
Labor Day has passed, which can only mean one thing for department stores -- it's time to start planning the Hannuramakwanzmas (or, if you prefer, Chrismukkah) holiday displays.
Proof that no one will ever be able to replace Steve Irwin: This poor guy apparently tried and found the croc rather, shall we say, disarming.
(And, since David feels we need a warning: If you can&
Judging from your entries in our "coin a new word" contest, last week you had two things on the brain: politics and Pluto.
We talked last week about alternative fantasy leagues. Over the weekend, my friend Mario and my dad each pointed out ones I missed.
Can you predict celebrity breeding habits? Spot a chin lift?
I've got an idea for the next shark attack movie.
As I was packing up my summer threads this weekend, I realized I didn't want to say goodbye to some of my clothes just yet.
Meet Jeremy Bentham. One of 18th century England's foremost thinkers, he was by most standards a genius, and by all accounts, a pretty eccentric fella.
I saw this superglue ad on ettf and thought it was pretty amusing. Oh, if only the UN could invest in a bit of rubber cement or Scotch tape and patch up the
In the late-1980s, my grandfather made a bold and sarcastic prediction. One day, he said, video games would magically beam your opponent onto the couch beside you. In 2006, anything is possible.
Here at mental_floss, we're still reeling from the news that Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin was killed yesterday.
Okay, I'll admit it: I've been reading a weekly horoscope put out by the astrologers over at astrocenter.com for the last six years or so.
So, if you're reading this, you're probably at your desk, and that makes me sad, because it's Labor Day!
All week long you've been sending us great new neologisms (is that redundant?) for our coin-a-new-word contest. For today's Week in Review, I'm doing the
Part of me feels like using a computer to generate complex origami patterns is cheating.
For hundreds of years, origami's most complex patterns topped out at 20 steps.
We know, we know. It's been a week since Pluto was demoted, and it's time to come back to Earth and get on with our lives.