The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
This week, the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada won its first Olympic medal when 19-year-old Kirani James took the gold in the 400-meter dash.
Now that Mitt Romney has named his running mate, it's only a matter of time before we add Paul Ryan's name to one of these VP quizzes:
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As an American, my knowledge of London is pretty limited -- you know, big city, Big Ben, big Olympics, yeah, I get it.
From Cindy, a really cool interactive picture maybe best described as an illustrated Wikipedia. It's incredibly detailed, and definitely a time waster.
This morning Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.
Sure, Olympians are crazy fit, but there's something about those indoor track cyclists that makes your jaw plummet to the floor. What is it? Oh, yes, their massive thighs.
You Bet Your Life was a radio game show at first, then moved to TV. Groucho Marx wasn't the first host, but he was the most successful.
We often think of American presidents as butts of jokes, the muses for mockery, and the subjects of satire.
Attack of the Parachuting Activist Teddy Bears
The situation in Belarus just got real.
During World War II, the Allies famously tricked Hitler into believing that the First United States Army Group would invade France at Pas-de-Calais.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Inmates Attempt Escape Disguised as Garbage
Sidney da Cruz and Carlos Pereira, two detainees at the Delegacia de Furtos jail in Curitiba, Brazil, had a great idea.
For some athletes, the Olympics aren’t just a competition: they’re a chance to escape oppression. Earlier this week, seven of Cameroon’s athletes disappeared from London’s Olympic Village.
Say hello to Mitch, whose likes and dislikes are the fodder for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is conveniently scheduled for this weekend. Read some tips on arranging the optimum conditions to enjoy the show.