The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
I was thinking about yesterday's state quarters quiz (scroll down, it's not too far) and it got me wondering about our coins in general.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that I love animals, ridiculous creatures that they are. So, why is it that it's taken me so long to hear about the Okapi?
Being big fans of soup, soup Nazis and various soup-styled book covers, I couldn't help but post about HoboSoup (for the record, I'm also a fan of hobos).
I saw pics of this dog walking around, and immediately thought "What a croc!" Of course, I meant it in a totally admiring way.
I came across this story last week about a man being prosecuted for making moonshine, which got me to thinking; do people still make moonshine?
Small, apparently, is in.
School names generally fall into four categories. They
In 1992, a cargo of 29,000 plastic (not rubber) ducks, turtles, and frogs was swept overboard from a container ship. The ship was bound for Seattle, carrying a cargo of toys manufactured in China.
If you're feeling an urge to regress--past latency, even!--perhaps you should consider a system called BabyPlus, where you can hear what babies hear during varying stages of development.
If you've ever felt that shooting your computer would be the only way to totally vent your frustrations, be assured that you aren't the first to feel that way.
As my byline suggests, I am an intern here at mental_floss.
I really hate to rain on the parade of the fishermen who caught that 20-foot-long colossal squid in 2003, but the record's been broken -- by a whopping 13 feet.
I woke up with the Pee-Wee's Playhouse theme stuck in my head. On repeat. This seems crazy to me, since I haven't watched an episode of Pee-Wee's Playhouse in over a decade.
You've waited long enough!
The celebration of American Independence Day has never been small, subdued, or quiet.