The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
Android Dreams. A lovely time-lapse video of Shinjuku, Tokyo, set to the Blade Runner soundtrack.
13 Most Bizarrely Shaped Islands on Earth.
Between the scorching hot ovens and easy-to-mess-up chemical reactions, many people find baking to be simply horrifying.
We've managed to stick around for ten years! Here's a book to celebrate.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
October is Fire Prevention Month, and just because it's at an end is no reason to forget the related dangers.
Update: the full review is now posted.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a
Let's set this up right with a little bit of Halloween by the numbers. Do you fall into these stats? (Decorating the yard, carving the pumpkin, etc!) Or are you on the non-festive side? (i.e.
I tumbled through Microwhat the other day. Here, they present photos of food as gif images flashing between microwaved "before" and "after" shots.
Store this away for a future trivia night.
If you Google “Semi-Colon Club” right now, you’re going to get a lot of stuff about colon cancer awareness.
All you're going to see on TV this weekend is horror films.
The stories of presidential ghosts in the White House are pretty well known. But plenty of other landmarks have their own ghost stories.
1. The Ghostly Curators of the Smithsonian
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