In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
Better Living Through Electrochemistry. Sally Adee tried out a DARPA helmet that stimulates the brain with electricity.
You know Amelia Earhart, but you've probably never heard of Harriet Quimby. It's quite likely that she inspired Earhart, who didn't start flying until a decade after Quimby.
Not many of the fantastic crop of Oscar-nominated short films are available online, but animated winner "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.
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Some authors write books because they have a way with words. Others write books mostly to spite another author.
Jump rope can be a fun pastime for kids, a fitness routine for grown-ups, or serious business for athletes who make it into an art form.
I am legitimately concerned about this - I think the headline says it all: "They Did It To Pluto, But Not To Pink!
Happy belated birthday to Mikhail Gorbachev, who turned 81 yesterday.
In the March/April issue of mental_floss magazine, Neil Janowitz caught up with Rick Smith Jr., the guy who holds the world distance record for playing-card throwing. We promised some videos of Mr.
On February 5, 1945, with World War II in its last desperate months, a German train made its way to the city of Linz. Suddenly, Allied planes swooped in, dropping bombs and derailing it.
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.
Gillian Anderson is much shorter than David Duchovny -- estimates of their actual heights vary, but there's roughly a 10" height difference there.
We may debate which country invented pizza, but there's no denying that it's one of the most popular foods found throughout the world.
Any kid that grew up in the 1980s is familiar with giant Japanese robots like Voltron and Transformers.
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Police in Recife, Brazil, arrested Ricardo Sergio Freire de Barros on charges of fraud after he tried to open a bank account using a fake identity.