The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
We've mentioned before that acclaimed children's poet Shel Silverstein wrote "A Boy Named Sue," the song popularized by the great Johnny Cash.
Humanity spent the last hundred years virtually eradicating some of the planet’s most unpleasant diseases.
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Tomorrow is April 11th, and you know what that means.
For the rest of the week, I'll be posting memorable images from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s.
In 2009, A.J. Jacobs set out on a two-year quest for bodily perfection, chronicled in his new book, Drop Dead Healthy.
9-year-old Caine Monroy loved arcades, so he built one in his father's auto parts shop in East LA. He made it out of cardboard and packing tape.
Young adults face difficult decisions every day that they must negotiate without the help of parents or the wisdom that comes from experience.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I laid a BIG egg with my original text for today's Brain Game, claiming that there were three answers when in fact there are four.
Media and gossip sites have been full of speculation on why Ashley Judd doesn't look the way she did 15 years ago. Judd has an answer for them, along the lines of go jump off a cliff.
When you think of beautiful, majestic animals, sea slugs are probably not the first critter that comes to mind.
Passive homes are popping up all over Europe and Japan, and, finally, here in the U.S. What is a passive home? A house that keeps its aggression at bay, of course!
Blood, sweat, tears? Classic bodily fluids. And then there’s mucus, spit, semen, and urine—well known to juvenile minds everywhere. But what else is oozing around inside you?
The young black man who arrived at the Bronx Zoo in the summer of 1906 cut a striking figure. Dressed in a white suit, he was carrying a wooden bow, a quiver of arrows, and a chimpanzee.
In this short video, Titanic director James Cameron offers color commentary on CGI animation of Titanic sinking, recreating the events of April 14, 1912.
As has become the custom here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, we open the work week with a new Monday Math Square.