In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
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Tomorrow would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday.
We have a little saying around here—If the Hamburg Data Protection Authority doesn't like it, we don't like it either.
If you have a disagreement with your neighbor today, you might head to small-claims court to settle the dispute.
Did you know that Shel Silverstein wrote "A Boy Named Sue," the song made famous by Johnny Cash?
Runaway Floating Island
An inflated sculpture named "Is Land" was deployed at the Secret Garden Party music festival in Cambridgeshire, England.
Enjoy a new Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Friday Free-for-all segment at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Is it me, or are the rebuses getting better? Or worse?
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is sending back data that may indicate that the red planet has some flowing water during part of the Martian year.
"The Dow has lost nearly 1,000 points since the Smurfs rang the opening bell, in case we're looking to pin this on someone."
—Tim Siedell, via
Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Ray Horton recently sold his red 1999 Mercedes SL500 convertible to a Steelers cafeteria worker named Maurice Matthews for all the money Matthews had in his pocket at
The original caption says it's a statue. But it fooled me long enough to start searching for other pictures of future presidents posing with extra large animals.
Fine art is alive and well, and artists often incorporate the fun aspects of pop culture—particularly the geek side of the spectrum.
Thursday night is upon us once again fateful Late Movie goers, which means it's time for the game show that is sweeping the nation—GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
Did you watch TV at any time during the '60s, '70s or '80s?
Then you're probably familiar with George Barris' work.
In this 1963 instructional film, Dr. C.G.B. Garrett of Bell Laboratories explains how the "optical maser" (later known as a "laser") works.
Silent movie comedy was all about slapstick and sight gags.