The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
Over the years we've gotten piles of great ideas from readers in emails that start like this: "I've always wondered about this, but never actually took the time to look it up..."
Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything (or who never seems to want anything)? Have you considered a new math theorem?
1. A New Math
My LLC, twaggies.com, just published its 500th crowd-sourced, illustrated tweet! To celebrate, here's twenty Twaggies I thought you guys would enjoy!
Have you ever wondered what a Twin Peaks video game would look like? Apparently there were plans for a Nintendo game that never made it off the ground.
We all know and love Peter Sellers for his iconic role as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. Here are ten things about the actor that may come as a
Get your grey matter in shape for the week with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game, a brand new Monday Math Square.
Mail-order jet packs, build-your-own phonograph, and 11 more do-it-yourself kits (and their advertisements) that took some healthy stabs at American consumerism over the years.
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Let the internet font wars be over. Let us no longer debate the merits of Arial or Tahoma or (gasp!) Comic Sans.
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If imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery, Nucky Johnson should be pleased as punch. If he hadn’t died 43 years ago, I mean. That’s right - Nucky Johnson.
From reader Addison, a good ole fashioned game suggestion, with pics! "My friends and I have been getting together for game nights almost every week for the last six years.
Jim Henson was born 75 years ago today! Google is celebrating with a Muppet doodle.
Starfish are also called sea stars these days, as they are not fish. Of course, they aren't stars, either. But they sure perform nicely for a camera!
Fifty-nine years ago today, Republican VP candidate Richard Nixon went on TV to give what's known as the "Checkers Speech." Why does a speech named after a dog live on in our cultural s