Marie Curie's notebooks are still radioactive.
... and less Luddite than an abacus, it's the perfect gift for your mathematician friend who has everything: it's Consul the Educated
This morning, as I flew from the world's busiest airport to (IMHO) the world's most inefficient airport, I got to wondering why my chosen airline was named after a geographical feature that
Just to continue on my probability and statistics theme of earlier, after writing the Birthday odds post below, I decided to randomly type the following into my browser's search engine, just to s
I was talking to a friend of mine recently who makes his living as an actuary.
If you're looking for a an air mattress that truly lives up to the name, check out the new magnetic floating bed designed by Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars.
I've always wonderedÂ what happened toÂ the backpackÂ DeltaÂ lost onÂ a flight I tookÂ from Boston to Atlanta over a decade ago.Â Â There's a good chance it turned up in the town of Scottsbo
With memories of the media retreat rapidly, er, retreating from my mind, I thought I'd better provide the answer to the question I posed on Friday.
Earlier this week I wrote about Sonya Thomas, a.k.a. the "Black Widow," who has won numerous competitive eating contests involving hotdogs, oysters, meatballs and plenty of other foods.
The media has definitely covered the obesity epidemic in America in recent years and the situation doesn't seem to be improving.
Sometimes we at mental_floss make mistakes, or just don't get all the facts.
Want to take a trip back in time through the Internet? No, I'm not talking about real time traveling, I'm talking virtual time traveling, of course.
a) They both lean to the right (ants' left legs are markedly shorter than their right ones)
b) They both hate magnifying glasses
c) They both use pedometers
If you said c) they both use pedo
While thumbing through the new issue of Wired magazine, I was amazed to see all the gadgets that are available to help hobbyist fishermen catch dinner.
Not sure how one can pinpoint the exact 50-year anniversary of our illustrious Interstate system, but today seems to be the day.