Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
It's Think Thursday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Happy Saint Patrick's Day to those who celebrate same.
Unusual St. Patrick's Day Celebrations. From Arkansas to the Caribbean to Japan, everyone is Irish on St.
Heterochromia, in case you didn’t know, is just a fancy word for different-colored eyes.
Kinetic Typography ("moving text") has been around for at least half a century -- movie title sequences often feature some form of moving text, and there are tons of famous examples.
Cassini is currently hanging out near Saturn, conducting various missions with its wide array of instruments (including cameras, radar, magnetometer, cosmic dust analyzer [!], plasma spectrometer, and
We may not be much help in filling out your bracket.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
So, this is cool. Most of our regular readers are probably familiar with my series of photo essays, Strange Geographies -- and I know it's been awhile since I've posted one.
This is hauntingly beautiful! Our friend Michael Tapp shot this video in the NYC subway system. Check it
During its 62 years of operation, the immigration station at Ellis Island welcomed in excess of 12 million immigrants to the United States. As a result, an estimated 40% of U.S.
Good luck with this week's Wednesday Wordplay challenge.
What common, four-letter, one-syllable English word
can be converted into a three-syllable English word
by adding an "O" to
Form Constants and the Visual Cortex. Science explains why hallucinations tend to be similar no matter what the cause or the cultural background of the visualizer.
Newsflash: Tweeting stupid things can cost you your job.
Due to fantastic reader response to last week’s Late Movies: Power Ballads, we’re back with a handful of suggestions taken directly from our commenters.