The “fox” in the Firefox logo is actually a red panda.
Years ago these words were considered hideous jargon, but over time we grew to accept them.
You can answer today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge with the name of a U.S. state. Good luck:
Texas has more counties than
any other U.S.
On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state.
Bilbo Baggins vs. Thorin Oakenshield
A real-life attorney evaluates the legal contract of one famous ring-carrying Hobbit to see if it would have held up in a court of law.
A couple of years ago, we launched a daily newsletter, Watercooler Ammo, that drops science, trivia, and quirky news into inboxes daily.
Written by Andy McCluskey (1980)
Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (better known as OMD)
I'm on a conference call and curious, but it would be rude to do the research. (Posting this of course is not at all rude.)
President Lincoln's funeral train in Philidelphia near the start of its 13 day journey from Washington to Springfield.
The Overview Effect is a term describing the cognitive effects of viewing Earth from space.
When you sidle up to your sweetie for a smooch beneath the mistletoe this year, try not to think too much about the provenance of the plant's name.
Need a gift for that ultimate Super Nintendo fan you know? Look no further than this ebay listing, which contains all 721 SNES games ever made for the United States, Mexico, and Canada, for a mere
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