Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
Do lemmings really jump off cliffs? Are "daddy longlegs" the deadliest spiders, but with fangs too small to hurt you? Do dogs only see in black-and-white?
Bob Dylan's first national TV appearance came in March of 1963 on a program called "Folk Songs, and More Folk Songs!" He performed three songs, including "Man of Constant Sorrow,&
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The Guardian put out a fantastic article earlier this week about why our food is making us fat.
Happy Bloomsday!! If you're not a James Joyce aficionado (or if you don't celebrate obscure holidays), June 16 is the day all of the events in Joyce's Ulysses take place.
In 1963, 16-year-old Bruce McAllister mailed a four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work. Here’s what they had to say.
A pipe organ sounds so important, so majestic, so ...big.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.
In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, I’ve put together definitive list of how to be a great dad:
In the late 19th century, R.T. Davis purchased a struggling milling company that put out a ready-made pancake mix branded with an older, matronly black woman in an apron and kerchief.
Every so often, we find an awesome or bizarre historical stock image and present it here without comment. This is one of those
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A Soviet-era Antonov-2 plane is missing from the Serov aerodrome near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Let's get ready for Father's Day by taking a look at some dads who gave famous people a giant gift: their names. Here are the seniors behind a slew of well-known Juniors.
Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.