France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
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In this short-but-sweet TED talk, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington talks about how she discovered the importance of sleep: by fainting from exhaustion a couple of years ago, hitting her face
Scouting New York was started by Nick Carr as a way to showcase the interesting and eclectic nooks and crannies he discovers while scouring the Big Apple as a motion picture location scout.
When you have a great viewing opportunity, it's always nice to have a good, but safe, way to make the most of the stunning scenery.
It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Today, you'll be rolling your eyes at the newest entry in our Really, Really Bad Rebus series.
6 Real People With Secret Identities Nobody Saw Coming. Just the story of the wrestler who supported an orphanage made this worth a read. NSFW text.
The 10 Most Bizarre Celebrity Endorsements.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Tonight, a documentary in twelve parts about how money has ruined art.
There’s some scary stuff going on around the world – hundreds of birds falling dead from the sky in Arkansas, Louisiana and Sweden; thousands of fish popping up glassy-eyed from the Arkansas River.
This TED Talk from designer Tim Brown is awesome -- it's about how playfulness is crucial to creative thinking.
If you thought Victorian Era women were always demure and proper, the Forty Elephants could teach you a thing or two.
This London all-girl gang started in the late 1700s and lasted for over 150 yea
Can the food your grandparents ate affect you? What about years of smoking one of your great-grandparents engaged in, and ended, decades before your parents were even born?
You can tell a lot about a society from its stock images. Not what the society is really like, but how it likes to perceive itself.
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As the man who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans, David Klein is a pioneer in the candy industry.