The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
NASA's Space Shuttle program (formally known as the "Space Transportation System" or STS) saw 135 launches, beginning in 1982.
In south London, at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, it’s possible to walk up to a metal strip running along the ground in a courtyard and, stepping over it with one foot, straddle the world.
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This is the time of year when I trot out the time-honored tradition of complaining about my neighbors' late-night disposal of leftover fireworks.
Anyone with even a fleeting relationship to political news these days has probably noticed that partisan bickering in the U.S.
The Library of Congress has chosen 88 books that shaped America, do you agree with their choices? They are willing to take your suggestions as well!
Image credit: StockbyteWhen a bug flies into a spider web, the game is over. It’s almost instantly stuck, and a sitting duck for the web’s owner.
With modern software like Adobe After Effects, anyone can have a light saber!
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Sorting Out Phony Pinterest Posts
This week, my talented wife made these awesome patriotic strawberries that she found on Pinterest. But it turns out not all amazing Pinterest finds are possible.
On Fridays, I usually ask a series of unrelated questions to spark conversation in the comments. But today I'm taking a half-day and my kids are demanding a trip to the boardwalk.
Flamingos always seem to be standing on one leg.
The Story of the Three Bears
A woman in Snowmass Village, Colorado, spotted three bear cubs in her car last Saturday. There was also a mother bear, but she fled quickly.
This week, we're remembering some of our classic mentalfloss.com Brain Game entries from years past. Friday's challenge: Quarter
When he was 12, Jeremiah McDonald talked to his future self on video.