The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
Think LA is violent now? It's nothing compared to the way it used to be: in 1854, fights and shootings claimed a life every day, on average.
Young ladies planning their wedding sometimes want to recreate a fairytale fantasy for the big event.
Artist Martin Konrad's series of bound and otherwise afflicted books reifies the concept of intellectual contraband.
GOOD Magazine (which is a terrific little publication, by the way) has produced some clever videos for the YouTube audience.
Macho men of the ancient Middle East ingested a powdered form of it to increase strength and virility; the elderly sipped it in teas to combat brain and heart ailments.
As if the warm, fuzzy feeling one gets from performing one's civic duty weren't enough to keep people from trying to squirm out of jury service, the Los Angeles courthouse has posted picture
A Saturday Salon article reviews Daniel H. Wilson's "Where's My Jetpack?
Let me help you get a head start on Father's Day shopping. For the dad who has everything, may I suggest Nothing?
What is it with moms and email forwards? It's like they learn how to email and then instantly become overforwarders.
According to this article from the CBC, the city of Toronto is banning its 23,000 employees from using FaceBook.
Just as some math geeks strive to memorize pi to 1,000 places (or in the case of British savant and mental_floss bloggee Daniel Tammet, several thousand places), there are science geeks who strive to
I have two of the least green thumbs around, so when I saw these hilarious I.V.'s for self-feeding planters, I had to laugh. At least until I saw the price tag (about $316?!).
Here was the shortlist:
How Green Were the Nazis?
Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium
Better Never To Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence
Oh, the joys of stress relief toys. When I was a kid, my friends and I used to get together at recess and fill balloons with all-purpose flour. Those were good times.
Or in this case, cannons into children's swings. The cannon in question was left behind by Nazi troops retreating from a Soviet village during WWII. From the ever-fascinating site