The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
Game of the Visit of Santa Claus. McLoughlin Brothers, 1901.
Three years ago, I posted a list of Bizarre But Clever Christmas Decorations.
In this age of video game consoles and iPads, it’s easy to forget there was a time when miniature trains were at the top of every kid’s holiday wish list.
Yes. And our pets sometimes need transfusions, too, so it’s always handy to know what type of blood Spot or Fluffy has (if he or she has had any blood work done, the vet will have this
For 75 years, scientists have wondered what caused the Hindenburg, the world's largest airship, to catch on fire as it landed during a thunderstorm in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge is a quick one, but that's okay... you still have lots to do before the holiday arrives, right?
This week in litigation: The people vs. IKEA Monkey.
"Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn't have to be a lonely kind of thing."
Installment #50: In mid-December 1912, as Europe seemed to teeter on the edge of war, diplomats representing the Great Powers, the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire hurried to an international conf
I'm kind of nuts for the Muppets, so you can imagine my delight when I discovered John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together is available for our viewing pleasure on YouTube.
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By Jed LipinskiWhen an unsuspecting researcher followed a mysterious command on a 4chan board, he found himself drawn into a scavenger hunt that led him down the darkest corridors of the internet and
Will There Be A Barcode on the Tombstone?
The inventor of the omnipresent barcode recently died and his obituary is sort of odd.
The Future Is Now: Invisibility Cloaks
They’re real, and the
On August 6, 2012 the Curiosity rover made a successful touchdown on Mars.