At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.
Last week I posted a roundup of classic screensavers, but many commenters pointed out a big one that I missed: Johnny Castaway. Somehow, I had never seen Johnny!
In a new TED Talk from last week, director Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, WALL•E) tells some stories...including a famously profane story, that includes a single, deliciously well-placed f-bomb (in the fi
1. Fighting style: Venusian
• Though we have come to pronounce them differently, Lima beans were indeed named for the capital of Peru where they have been growing for over 7,500 years.
Gun image via ShutterstockProbably not what you think.
Yes, today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game asks you to put on your spelling shoes. Good luck!
Just ONE of the five words in the following list is misspelled.
Oreos are 100 years old now!
We may never know the true identities of Annoying Facebook Girl and Good Guy Greg, but we do know a little bit more about the people who inspired these memes.
On this day in 1981, acclaimed broadcaster Walter Cronkite retired from anchoring the CBS Evening News.
We all know John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, and we've all seen the Zapruder Film. But what you might not know is that the film didn't air on U.S.
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what the dreams of blind people are like, Tommy Edison (AKA The Blind Film Critic), offers some insight in this video:
On his YouTube page, Edison also o
Nope. The last immigrant to come through Ellis Island was Arne Peterssen, a 48-year-old merchant seaman from Narvik, Norway, and he did so in
March is Women's History Month, because women make history, even when they don't make the history books.
In 1932, Dr. J. A. Purves invented the Dynasphere, a ten-foot, thousand-pound wheel of steel that didn't exactly revolutionize personal motoring.
Because I'm married to an architect, I'm constantly sent links to wonderful architectural spaces and designs. Lately, I've been bookmarking them in groups.