Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.
Maybe you’ve heard a bad bottle of wine being described as “corked.” This is the fault of TCA, a chemical compound that contaminates wine barrels and corks, giving vino an odor similar to Grandma’s di
In the wild, giant panda mating occurs just as nature specials would have you believe.
The great thing about looking at vintage theater posters is that they not only show us the importance of theater in the time before television, but they also show us what captured the interests of peo
When I was a kid with a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), sometimes my games wouldn't load.
Here's the mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge:
Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.
The Emmy Awards were handed out last night. Who cares
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Coffee cupping is like wine tasting -- but for coffee.
No "best of" list is going to be exhaustive or totally inclusive and they usually deserve a little side-eye but nevertheless this 20 Best Small Towns in America feature is pretty interesting
If you're wondering when we'll be getting flying cars and robot maids, the show was set in 2062.
To visit Google's patent website is to lose yourself in a black hole of totally weird wannabe inventions—a surprising number of which are for your feline friends.
Greetings from Louisville! Will, Mangesh and I are here for IdeaFestival. Yesterday, Mangesh spoke to some of the nation's smartest middle schoolers, who grilled him in a lively Q&A.
Most intelligence agencies in the U.S. government were formed to solve specific problems, or evolved from preceding organizations. There wasn’t always an FBI, for example.
It's Saturday. It's hot in my workshop. Let's enjoy an upbeat tune with a jaw-droppingly good fan video.
From my friend Alexis, "a strange, well-written, utterly chilling story with a haunting central image: that of a Japanese prodigy performing to an American audience on Nov.