ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
Sir Ken Robinson is an educator (a former professor) who believes that the fundamental principles we use to educate our children are wrong.
Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway loves to colorize historic photos. Something she does for fun, but also as a business.
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Which of these presidential first names don't belong with the other three, and why?
50 Brilliant Fan-Made Remixes, Mash-Ups, and Supercuts That Will Be Strictly Prohibited Under SOPA.
On January 18th, websites across the internet went on strike to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the related Protect IP Act (PIPA).
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Many of the people following the GOP primary race may be wondering about the difference between a Political Action Committe
In 1932, Jerome Howard (soon to be universally known as "Curly") joined the Three Stooges comedy team.
In his early years, Jim Henson wrote a screenplay called Tale of Sand that was never produced.
If you're in the US you speak English and you visit Wikipedia today, you'll see a glimpse of the page you were trying to access, then you'll see the blackout message above.
Tumbled across an interesting blog that is nothing more than a collection of album covers with the dead band members photoshopped out. Lots more over on the blog, but below are my favorites.
This is a TED classic: Temple Grandin explaining what it's like to be autistic, shortly after the release of a movie based on her book Thinking in Pictures.
Music isn't a typical Wednesday Wordplay subject, but we like to keep you on your toes here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Will Wikipedia's one-day blackout sink SOPA?
Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American accents came about.
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