Carly Simon’s dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster.
The Shameful History of WWII Japanese American Internment. Shameful, but no longer swept under the rug as it was a few decades ago.
Cats Act Out Their Favorite Movies. I forgot how funny E.T.
I love how creative the book industry's marketing efforts have become.
Today Sesame Street kicked off its 43rd season. We're big fans of the Street, and to prove it, here are some of our favorite Sesame facts from previous stories and our Amazing Fact
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.