You hear of insects that are fearsomely big, some that are poisonous, and some that are beautiful. But can any of them be stranger than the one that produces several products we can use?
Today we continue our journey through the archives of The New York Times. If you're new to the series, we've been digging up first mentions worth mentioning.
This is the first of a regular series, in which we alert you to some of the more fascinating things on the internet to start your day.
It's been about 5 years since we've had a new album from Phil Collins.
It's the greatest deal in the history of history books!
The Ku Klux Klan is in the news in Virginia, raising tensions and lowering property values through an anti-Mexican campaign.
It's an earnest question, and I'm not interested solely so I can poach your great techniques.
Earlier this summer, my wife and I journeyed westward to California "“ San Diego, San Francisco and Napa Valley.
Any discussion of favorite websites has to include Snopes.com, the Urban Legends Reference Pages maintained by Barbara and David Mikkelson.
It's enough to make you toss your cookies: Japan's newest snack craze is the product of a rice cracker producer who decided to spice up their recipe a bit ... by adding wasps.
When I was a kid, my parents had a few different rituals they employed before it was time for me to go to bed. Sometimes the ritual involved reading a book.
ScienceDaily reported this week on the TLC ancient Egyptians applied to the mummification of certain favored animals, including cats and crocodiles:
"Mummification of animals has been thought of
mental_floss is running a feature on election topics that we (as a staff) pretend to know about, but really don't.
I've been mildly obsessed with the novels of Nevil Shute for the past three years, and have finally completed my collection of his books -- 25 volumes in all, including an autobiography.
When yer dead, yer gone and that's it -- or so they say. Ashes to ashes, right?