There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
As we kick off 2011, it's common to look back at the highlights of the previous year; the highs and lows, the things that inspired and entertained us and how we lived for the past 365 days.
Every year, Lake Superior State University releases its banned words list based on overused words and phrases for the year.
College football fans will get to enjoy the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night, but before Auburn and Oregon take the field a few more bowl games will give us our pigskin fix.
We've got a couple outstanding giveaways we need to wrap up.
Books and cats go together as well as peanut butter and jelly. You could file them under "things that are nice to curl up with" -at the same time!
Ask MetaFilter is a community site in which people ask and answer questions.
In this short-but-sweet TED talk, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington talks about how she discovered the importance of sleep: by fainting from exhaustion a couple of years ago, hitting her face
Scouting New York was started by Nick Carr as a way to showcase the interesting and eclectic nooks and crannies he discovers while scouring the Big Apple as a motion picture location scout.
When you have a great viewing opportunity, it's always nice to have a good, but safe, way to make the most of the stunning scenery.
It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Today, you'll be rolling your eyes at the newest entry in our Really, Really Bad Rebus series.
6 Real People With Secret Identities Nobody Saw Coming. Just the story of the wrestler who supported an orphanage made this worth a read. NSFW text.
The 10 Most Bizarre Celebrity Endorsements.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Tonight, a documentary in twelve parts about how money has ruined art.
There’s some scary stuff going on around the world – hundreds of birds falling dead from the sky in Arkansas, Louisiana and Sweden; thousands of fish popping up glassy-eyed from the Arkansas River.
This TED Talk from designer Tim Brown is awesome -- it's about how playfulness is crucial to creative thinking.