Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
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.
Today is the 43rd anniversary of the lunar landing. Here's a look at the worst-case scenario plans, which Chris Higgins originally discussed in
Meet Janice. She's the focus of today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
The surprises and snubs in the 2012 Emmy nominations.
A rose by any other name probably wouldn't smell as sweet, at least not in the cases of some of these one-named celebrities.
Welcome back to the Thursday night Late Movies, _flossers! As always, the clips below have something in common. Think you can figure it out?
Storm the Castle. Leave No Gigantic Talking Mouse or Duck Alive.
How would you hypothetically attack Cinderella’s castle?
You may have heard already that a fifth moon was discovered orbiting Pluto.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Here's a short, beautifully shot video: a visual explanation of how the human population got to 7 billion, using tinted water dripping into and out of seven glasses -- one for each continent.
Another week, another party, another playlist that needs ordering.
Just a couple of days ago, we had 10 Strange and Wonderful Boat Races. Readers suggested other boat races, hinting that a list of ten was not enough.
Authors like H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein have long envisioned a future where the automobile gives way to massive, high-speed moving walkways.
“A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness” is how an international team of chemists describes the unique odor of old books in a study.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge focuses on America's Game. Can you solve it?