In 1894, Thomas Edison recorded the world’s first cat video.
It was a favored pastime of mine, and I'm sure most of you, to ridicule the absurd drawings and bizarre quotes from school textbooks.
Vivid vintage pictures of Ireland taken between 1890 and 1900, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, so here's a collection of videos that may tangentially have something to do with St. Patrick, the holiday, or Ireland.
How to Celebrate St.
"It carried with it a certain tone of derision."
Ending my SXSW coverage this week with a little write up of a _flossy product called FoundIt!
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
I've covered the brouhaha over laws like SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA. But in this five-minute TED Talk, Rob Reid brilliantly explains what I had been missing all along: Copyright Math™.
Here are a few classic government posters designed to help keep the men and women of America safe.
Email from Beyond the Grave
Jack Froese of Dunmore, Pennsylvania, died suddenly last year at age 32.
Friday's crept around once again, so here's a not-too-tough mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge.
The Origin of the Freak Show, Part One.
One of the more exciting things I learned at SXSW this past week was how The Guardian has launched a new "Open Journalism" approach to reporting.
It's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
We're going region by region, giving you one fun fact about each team in the tournament. Last up, the Midwest!
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