The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, WI.
Teachers often tell the story of how assassin Gavrilo Princip would not have been in shooting range of Franz Ferdinand that fateful day in 1914 if he hadn't stopped to buy a sandwich about the ti
So let's say you're Vi Hart and you're doodling in math class, and you decide to dig into the math behind your doodles.
Like most kids, my son Jack loves drawing with Crayons. He also has an especial affinity for all things iPad/iPhone. So when we got wind of Crayola’s iPad app, we knew we’d have to give it a whirl.
• "But ice is not a food!" you say? The U.S. and Canadian food codes beg to differ!
Our friends at The Week recently added a pretty addictive feature to their site. The Bad Opinion Generator features some of history's worst predictions.
For most of its journey from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River takes a pretty direct path. Sure, it zigs east here and zags west there, but nothing too crazy.
Here's a five-minute TED Talk in which Jessa Gamble talks briefly about how animals (including us) have natural sleep cycles.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is not an easy one. This word ladder took me eight steps to solve...
The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect: When Intense Belief Kills. (via Metafilter)
The Pathology of the Unlucky Coke Mule.
Television is a powerful medium. For example, a single word – "Flukeman" – can send a chill down the collective spines of an entire generation.
Imagine getting a phone call out of the blue, informing you that someone you barely recalled had named a television character after you and wanted to give you royalties. Nice, right?
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