In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
I'm old, but not so old that I remember the radio's Golden Age. For me, The Lone Ranger and Tarzan were TV shows, not radio programs. But I did grow up with Dr.
Danica McKellar of Wonder Years fame has written a textbook. Math Doesn't Suck encourages middle school girls to master mathematics.
I've been thinking about lycanthropy--maybe because we're just that much closer to Halloween, maybe because the "Back to the Future" ride is closing down (I just can't choose
We've gotten a great response to our call for interns. We'll be reaching out to all the candidates next week, with details on your auditions.
When my fifteenth birthday came around, I wanted just one thing: a real camera. My father gave me his treasured Minolta 201 camera body, a handful of filters, and three lenses.
In the brief-but-grand mental_floss tradition of superimposing one great artist's work on another's (see our piece "If Prokofiev Wrote Death Metal"), we bring to your kind attentio
Two years ago, on YesButNoButYes, I ran a series of Retrobituaries "“ belated remembrances of barely acknowledged celebrity deaths. This series included Mr.
I think it's high time I incorporated a little Shakespeare into these Word Wrap posts.
If you haven't been discovered on YouTube (whether or not you already had a major label), maybe you can score a deal via your Second Life:
"My Second Life: The video diaries of Molotov Alta
After a healthy break, I'm happy to say The Analogist is in "“ with a backlog of reader-submitted situations to be Analogized.
Does this remind you of anything or anybody?
I've blogged about the good old Gallery of "Misused" Quotation Marks before, but sadly, the gallery is pretty much defunct -- no new entries in years.
China's recent ban on reincarnation without government permission "“ "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation" "“ inspired our research editor extrao
Bus ads are big business in LA: "wrap" ads, as they call them, often cover every available inch of surface save the windshield.
The bedrock of comedy is an aberration of the normal. There's a reason we say "that's funny..." when something is odd, even if it's not really comical.
In my last Office Rat-A-Tat, I looked at America's most dangerous jobs.