In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher used the phrase "O.M.G."
Some may find these photos, er, entertaining, but, of course, we here at the _floss see the trivia value in them.
They're shots of the world's tallest man, Bao Xishun, taking a mini-me-et
With the advent of the iPhone, I'm reminded of an older phone/gadget that introduced us to a new way of making phone calls: the Nokia N-Gage.
I love you, Wikipedia. The reasons are just...manifold. In a book I was recently reading, I came to a passage in which a character suddenly dons a balaclava helmet. I was at a loss. Baklava?
Since it's Friday the 13th, today's secret ingredient is fear. If you're afraid of this particular date, you're suffering from Paraskavedekatriaphobia.
I didn't watch much TV as a child, but what I did was educational. I rarely watched Looney Tunes or Power Rangers, instead keeping the tube fixed to PBS. And my life's been richer for it.
If you've been living under a rock for the last month or so, you might not have heard: the Simpsons movie is coming out later this month.
Back in February, a post about illegal interview questions sparked a great discussion about terrible interviews. We piled on the folks doing the hiring.
I'll tell you what's in a name: money, that's what—at least according to the Wall Street Journal, which recently ran a story on baby-name consultants who are popping up across
The New York Times has a lovely article on an effort to digitize the Harvard Observatory's collection.
Ok so, all this talk of baby name consultants makes me wonder about the boat-naming industry.
I confess: I used to play video games. Lots of video games. But I was young, and there was some peer pressure, and let's face it, I didn't have that much to do when I was 14.
Some months ago, I had the honor of interviewing Monty Hall for a story I was writing.
Believe it or not, we're begging you to spoil the book for us. Heck, we'll even give you a prize for it!
"Keytar" is just about my favorite portmanteau (shout-out to "cybernetics" and "ginormous"--which i must also welcome to the dictionary).