J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
In a recent Wired article, missileer John Noonan recounts his daily life manning an American missile silo. He calls it: In Nuclear Silos, Death Wears a Snuggie.
It seems like a good time to bring up one of my favorite websites, the Reagan Presidential Library—specifically the MEETING WITH V.I.P.s and CELEBRITIES section of the library's historical photo
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?
I earn some of my living on the internet -- I'm doing it right now!
Would you want to spend the night in a refurbished Boeing 747? What about a Swedish silver mine? Perhaps a converted wine cask is more your style.
Spread across the eastern borders of Paraguay and Bolivia along with the western edge of Brazil sits the Pantanal, the world's largest wetlands area.
It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game, and time for another Really, Really Bad Rebus.
Fans of Star Wars, Sesame Street, and 80’s music should think long and hard before reading 17 Images That Will Ruin Your Childhood.
Speaking of childhood, how much better would everyone feel about
The Tumblr White People Rapping Poorly is devoted to cataloging, you guessed it: bad raps by white people. It's off the hook...um...y'all.
YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
To all loyal _flossers (and also new people who just happened to stumble upon this post):
I don't ask you for much,* but today I need to ask a
• The artichoke's history dates back to antiquity. Mythology has it that when Zeus spotted Cynara, a beautiful young mortal, he transformed her into a goddess.
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You’ve probably already heard the story of Chicagoland car dealer John Stone’s abrupt dismissal from his job on Monday.