Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. If you don't hate me just for even typing those words, you will when you go through today's Quick 10.
It's that time of year again, in which high school students play out the traditional rituals of the junior/senior prom. However, some of the rituals have changed in the decades since I went.
On Saturday, the fine folks from Atlas Obscura are presenting Obscura Day, a celebration of the curious and underexplored corners of cities around the world.
So many cool things are on the schedule
It should come as no surprise that electronics are a popular target for thieves. Luckily for the victims of these crimes, not all robbers understand the technology they're stealing.
NOTE: My interview with Mike Rowe appears below a bunch of discussion of the documentary Human Planet.
In 2009, ABC News found 112 different spellings of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s name.
Related Fact: The longest was Mulazim Awwal Mu'ammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
If action movies are to be believed, computers have the ability to pull up pretty much every single piece of information in just a few seconds and even the most impenetrable of high-security networks
We talk a lot about our Twitter account, but you can also find us on Facebook. One day, we promise to do something really cool there.
Innovative, But Illegal
Police in Lincoln, Nebraska arrested 40-year-old William Logan Jr. on a misdemeanor theft charge.
I've devoted many a post to the way the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone -- that 25km swath evacuated around the Ukrainian nuclear reactor that failed in 1986 -- looked.
Ah, the end of the week, and it's time for Free-for-All Friday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Star Wars the Musical. The 1996 high school stage production by the students of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in its entirety (with subtitles).
Next time you're getting ready to order a fabulously unhealthy lunch at your favorite diner, take a second to look over the menu.
Tonight for the Late Movies we have a series of music clips from some people on the go—either on trains, subways, taxis or even from the confines of their bathrooms.