The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, WI.
Interesting article in the Daily Mail today about head lice, which are apprantly mutating and becoming indestructible.
Every time scientists try to pin human uniqueness on a particular behavior, they turn out to be wrong. We have culture; so do orangutans. We give ourselves names; so do dolphins.
Neatorama links to a really interesting article about the Aymara people of the Andes in South America.
According to an article in this week's The Economist, "...large telecom firms, such as AT&T and Verizon, are proposing to build internet 'fast lanes,' which would allow the
Vaccines have been in the news quite a bit recently, with the FDA approving a cervical cancer vaccine and now there are reports of promising news on an Alzheimer's Vaccine.
I presume that everyone in America has quit their jobs in order to watch every game of the World Cup (I can't confirm this on account of how I haven't left my apartment since the tournament
If you've ever worried about the effect of Pop Rocks on soda, you should definitely check out what a Mentos can do to a 2 litre bottle of Diet Coke (like cause a 100 foot geyser).
If Al Gore wasn't impetus enough, now there's yet another reason to start worrying about global warming: It's forcing polar bears to eat each other.
Boing Boing linked to an interesting study today from the University of Michigan.
I just found out that licking a stamp consumes 1/10 of a calorie.
CNN has an article today claiming that California researchers believe that drinking coffee can help prevent liver damage.
Ever since I sawÂ these pictures on Cute Overload last week, I've been trying to convince my landlord that it would be acceptable for me to have a pet alpaca.
Sure, I could talk about the evolution of toilet paper, from wood bits to hay to American Joseph Gayetty's landmark decision to make a New York toilet paper factory in 1857 and print his name on
This little story sounds like it's straight out of our magazine:
1. It's about mental_floss mascot Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, and their legendary meeting-of-minds.