In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
This is a micro-short documentary I made a while back, which I thought I'd finally share here.
Did you know that April Fool's Day was widely popularized in this country by an unlikely source "“ President William McKinley?
First the refrigerator magnet, now this kitsch: a house about a mile away from the new one my wife and I are buying. I know what you're thinking, some Photoshop trick. If only"¦!
It's Friday, and I'm regressing...My capacity to absorb information has undergone a bypass--I'm craving any kind of juvenilia; hence, the stats page of
For our first Christmas as a couple, my future wife gave me this sign. She and her brother had it engraved. I found this incredibly funny.
In which former flosser-turned-famous-author John Green and National Book Award winner MT Anderson explore some of the hauntingly beautiful and strange abandoned buildings of Detroit.
You guys liked last week's soundbite quiz so much, we decided to do another with a different approach.
CALLING ALL MOVIE BUFFS: turn your speakers up and have fun!
Y'all may remember some exceedingly funny movies we posted a few months back, in an ersatz retrospective of the Los Angeles-based Channel101.com.
Ever wanted to audit a college course online, without having to pay for it? With MIT OpenCourseWare, you can access 1,550 courses on topics ranging from History to Physics and Women's Studies.
I'm nearly certain I've invented something original here and wanted to share it for two reasons: a) how many times do you really get to be self-congratulatory in life, eh?
The pet project of David Humphries is finally starting to come out of the underground.
What's with all the movies whose titles make them seem like kid-friendly animal flicks (you know, like Snakes on a Plane) until you plunk down your $12.50 only to discover that you've been f
The Signs of Life blog is a community art project documenting unusual signs from around the world.
One thing we love to do here at the _floss is drop historical perspective. It's something that separates us a bit from all the other smart websites out there.
There are plenty of notable trees out there -- both real and fictional, historic and living -- and in honor of Arbor Day (just five weeks away!) we wanted to share a few of our favorites.