France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
If you're reading this on your phone at an NFL season kickoff party and searching for conversation fodder, here are the stories behind every NFL team nickname (and what they were almost called).
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The construction of the Pentagon began, eerily enough, on September 11, 1941.
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Last month the world watched rebel forces pour into Tripoli under the banner of Operation Mermaid Dawn.
Ed Catmull (later a Pixar founder) and Fred Parke (later a professor) made a remarkable film in 1972.
2011 has been a difficult year for the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the owners going through a messy divorce (who gets the house?
The competition in selling food at fairs and carnivals is tremendous. Vendors seek publicity for the newest and most outrageous recipes to draw crowds.
It's Think Thursday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
3,000 hours of television footage of the World Trade Center attack is available to watch online. Those too young to remember can watch the news coverage as we saw it on September 11, 2001.
Today Ben & Jerry's announced their newest flavor—the Saturday Night Live-inspired Schweddy Balls ("Vanilla Ice Cream with a Hint of Rum and Loaded with Fudge Covered Rum and Malt Balls&
Let's have a little fun: let's see how the trailers for the Star Trek movies have changed over the years.
Eight NFL head coaches were fired by – or mutually agreed to part ways with – their employers last season. If you were wondering what they’re up to now, you don’t have to look
• Let's hash this out right off the bat: how do you spell macaroon/macaron? To me the most definitive argument references Ladurée, the French house who first popularized these delectable treats.
Four out of twelve NASCAR drivers who were invited to meet President Obama at the White House this evening have declined to attend, citing scheduling conflicts—and sparking a nationwide gossip-fest.
I've used Shazam on and off over the years to I.D. songs I either forgot the names of or just never knew.
President Reagan with Drew Barrymore at a ceremony launching the Young Astronauts program on the South Lawn.