In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
California experienced 300 earthquakes in one day. None were all that powerful, but what might come next?
The Best Of The Internet's Reaction To The Botched "Ecce Homo" Painting.
by Seth Colter Walls
Just 13 years after President Richard Nixon’s resignation, a heroic opera about him seemed like a sure flop. Today, it’s part of the global
Today marks the 21st anniversary of Moldova's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union. What better way to celebrate independence than with pop music and rock 'n' roll?
Happy 60th Birthday to Pee-wee Herman
Paul Reubens, the man who plays everyone’s favorite eternal child Pee-wee Herman, is turning 60 years old today.
In this stunning video, we see the best view yet available of NASA's Discovery lander speeding towards the surface of Mars.
You've surely heard the story of the Great Chicago Fire (which wasn't really started by a cow).
We’ve covered Europe's, Asia's, Africa's, North America's and South America’s most beautiful libraries; now it’s time to take a look at Australia and, while it isn’t technically a
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge follows:
Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.
Tropical storm Isaac is scheduled to hit Louisiana on the seventh anniversary of Katrina.
While the United States and Canada are friendly neighbors, things can change. And in 1927, the U.S. planned for just such a scenario.
We spent much of 2010 developing Split Decision, our party/trivia game of improbable pairings.
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard identified 57 areas that people who reached the higher levels of Scientology would be able to control.
Installment #33: By the end of August 1912 the situation in the Ottoman Empire was catastrophic, as ethnic conflict in the Balkans spiraled out of control, giving the Balkan League – a loose alliance
A very long but essential read by the fantastic Atul Gawande for the New Yorker: Can Hospital Chains Improve the Medical Industry? (You'll actually learn a lot about the Cheesecake Factory, too.
Remember that animated, professionally narrated version of Peter and the Wolf you saw as a kid?