France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
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I love this link from Danielle, who brought to my attention the performance of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on the carillon on August 27th.
Cha Sa-soon, a 69-year-old woman who lives by herself in South Korea, obtained her driver's license last year—on the 950th try.
Related Facts: She's become a national celebrity in South K
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Sean Kerr is the four-year-old nephew of fellow mental_floss blogger Erica and myself. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past Valentine's Day.
Drill Teams come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some have a gimmick and some must rely on talent, practice, and discipline.
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. To some of you, this will mean nothing, but I bet if you’re an old-school Nintendo gamer, your ears just perked up.
This edition of Not-So-Famous Firsts is dedicated to Mangesh's wife Lizzie and Jason's wife Ellen, who are both infanticipating and are slated to deliver their respective bundles of joy on o
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
If you find yourself yearning for a fresh dose of websites featuring something different and bizarre that you'd never think to look for yourself, you've come to the right place.
Here's a treat for your Friday: a quiet twelve-minute documentary about painters who hand-paint ads on building walls in New York City.
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Golfer Hits a Rock, Starts 12-acre Fire
Very dry conditions led to a freak accident at a country club in Irvine, California.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert LAY into EGG in the fewest steps possible.