The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
Probably the most delicious thing I've seen all week. Not craving beets? Didn't think you even liked beets? You may well change your tune after this lovely recipe video.
The first time Roy G. Biv flew in the name of LGBT rights was on June 25, 1978, in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
Saturday, August 6th is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lucille Désirée Ball. Lucy made many movies and TV shows, but will always be best known for the 1951-1957 TV series I Love Lucy.
Time for another week of book- and library-related fun!
After we published our list of 25 Brand Names People Incorrectly Use as Generic Terms, our wonderful readers responded with a host of other trademarked words and brand names that often get used as nou
We use these hackneyed expressions all the time (hence the hackneyed element), but where do they come from?
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.
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Tomorrow would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday.
We have a little saying around here—If the Hamburg Data Protection Authority doesn't like it, we don't like it either.
If you have a disagreement with your neighbor today, you might head to small-claims court to settle the dispute.
Did you know that Shel Silverstein wrote "A Boy Named Sue," the song made famous by Johnny Cash?
Runaway Floating Island
An inflated sculpture named "Is Land" was deployed at the Secret Garden Party music festival in Cambridgeshire, England.
Enjoy a new Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Friday Free-for-all segment at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Is it me, or are the rebuses getting better? Or worse?
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is sending back data that may indicate that the red planet has some flowing water during part of the Martian year.