The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
If you’re a member of my generation or the one that raised it, your house was probably full of all sorts of glow-in-the-dark stuff in the 80s and 90s.
Butterfly In the Sky, I Can Go Twice As High...
If you know how to complete this sentence, then man do I have an iPad app for you.
Bill Murray: He Came, He Saw, He Got Elected to the Minor Le
Of the many specialty items made for space travel, food was obviously a top priority.
The new issue of mental_floss is now on newsstands and coffee tables and wherever else magazines are hoarded.
Blade Runner was famously shown in seven different versions: a workprint shown to test audiences, a sneak preview shown only once, a theatrical cut, an "international" cut for non-US audien
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Much early television was broadcast live and never recorded. This included news and variety shows, of course, but also early dramas and comedy series. Even recorded shows have not been safe.
Lightning image via ShutterstockIt sounds a bit like an old wives' tale, but you actually can use the speeds of light and sound to get a rough estimate of how far away a storm is.Scientists have
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge honors the raccoon family that have taken up residence in our backyard.
O (Omicron) is an art installation by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié.
Installment #22: The naval arms race between Britain and Germany (along with smaller naval arms races between other European powers) was precipitated by a new ship, the HMS Dreadnought, which revoluti
If I think long and hard about the first thing that I found truly funny, it's stand-up comedy.
When I Count to Three, I Hope You’ll Snap Right Out of It
There was a sketch years ago on In Living Color where Jim Carrey was hypnotized and told to act like a chicken, only to have his hypnotist ke
Let’s picture a typical moment in my day: I’m minding my own business, with my iPhone in my back pocket.
All the domestic breeds of dogs that we are familiar with, from chihuahuas to pit bulls, are the same species: Canis lupus familiaris. In fact, our dogs are a subspecies of Canis lupus, or wolf.