TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
The mentalfloss.com Brain Game continues today with Tuesday Test Time. Good luck!
Each of the following seven words can be modified in the same way to create a series of common three-word phrases.
Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward did a cost/benefit analysis of a fictional project for the Pentagon’s in-house publication Defense AT&L Magazine.
Today I'm celebrating my 25th birthday. Although a Neil Diamond concert sent my mom into labor with me, I don't possess much musical talent.
Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close, the latest installment of the Symphony of Science is educational and fun -- it's about quantum
On September 2nd, we asked for readers to tell us amazing facts, in haiku form. After sifting through some 200+ haiku, we've narrowed it down to one winner and two runners-up.
It never ceases to amaze me how many people (smart people, mind you) don’t know the meaning of the word alas.
People in Order is a series of four short films in which regular people are portrayed in some sort of order; for example, in the Age film, people from ages 1 to 100 are shown hitting a snare drum.
As the season premiere of Two and a Half Men edges closer, many fans are alternately waiting to see how the addition of Ashton Kutcher to the cast will change the show while simultaneously shaking the
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Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game: a brand new Monday Math Square. Good luck!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
The Parrot Panic of 1930. Psittacosis spread faster by journalism than it ever did by infection.
Today is the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of 9-11 in the U.S., and the LIFE galleries are displaying some of the most powerful photos from that day, as well as a number of other related gallerie
Even before the tragic attacks of 2001, some pretty noteworthy events had occurred on September 11th.
In the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks, our Canadian neighbors sprang into action to help clear American airspace of any other potentially dangerous flights.
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