In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
I Can’t Believe “Walk the Line” & “Wear Black” Aren’t On Here
It is, after all, a to-do list written by Johnny Cash.
Bringing Down the Big Red Giants
Check out these awe-inspiring shots
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
So there's this asteroid, 99942 Apophis, that will make a "close approach to" (read: "near miss of") Earth in 2029 and possibly again in 2036.
Yesterday I linked a story about the movie The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure.
Written by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy (1975)
Performed by Bob
Here's a short and sweet Q-and-A for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.
NASA Captures A ‘Mind-Bogglingly Gorgeous’ Solar Flare. The filament eruption erupted a half a million miles into space.
8 fictional Walt Disney surrogates.
Today would have been Freddie Mercury's 66th birthday. We lost him in 1991, the year before Wayne's World brought his opus "Bohemian Rhapsody" to a new generation.
Behold the World of 2000
Why do visions of the future always dwell on flying things? Flying cars. Hoverboards.
For years, county fairs have been at the forefront of deep-frying science, splicing and creating mutant “foods” that are all at once monstrous and wondrous.
On August 27, construction workers in Munich discovered an American bomb from World War II inside an old bar that was being cleared for new construction.
Advances in refrigeration technology led to an explosion in the world of ice creams and other frozen treats in the early 1900s.
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