In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time for everyone's most beloved musical quiz game: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
There are plenty of geeks at Comic-Con, but only a true fan would get a tattoo of his or her favorite comics, movies or other pop culture icons.
Welcome back to another installment! As you loyal readers know, each year I make a trip to the 99¢ store and bring my camera to bring you the best/funniest finds from my pilgrimage.
Some of the most important literary figures of the last century had previously made a name for themselves in athletics.
The Keret House, a proposed single-occupancy office and residence in Warsaw, Poland, will be built between two existing buildings and feature an interior width of only 72 centimeters (28.3 inches) at
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
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As the Congressional debate over the debt ceiling rages on this week, more analysts are raising the question of what would happen if the country defaults on U.S.
In this hour-long video from 2001, sci-fi author Ray Bradbury gives the keynote address of The Sixth Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea.
From Pablo Curutchet's 30' statues of cardboard men to Banksy's keeled over and dead phone booths, these 14 cool art installations are both eye-catching and interactive in a way that fe
Quick, what's this a picture of? Here's a hint: it's not a bird and it is a food product. In fact, it used to live under the ocean before it was cooked and photographed.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game brings you Think Thursday, right on time.
Coca-Cola was named for the cocoa leaves and the kola nuts originally used for its flavoring.
If you're just taking a jiffy to read this, I've got news for you: your time was up a long time ago.
The Onion's AV Club has been traveling the U.S., visiting significant locations from film, TV, and music.
If you've got an iPad, you're probably a fan of the social magazine app Flipboard. If you're reading this housekeeping announcement, chances are you don't hate mental_floss.