Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
Time for another week of book- and library-related fun!
After we published our list of 25 Brand Names People Incorrectly Use as Generic Terms, our wonderful readers responded with a host of other trademarked words and brand names that often get used as nou
We use these hackneyed expressions all the time (hence the hackneyed element), but where do they come from?
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.
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Tomorrow would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday.
We have a little saying around here—If the Hamburg Data Protection Authority doesn't like it, we don't like it either.
If you have a disagreement with your neighbor today, you might head to small-claims court to settle the dispute.
Did you know that Shel Silverstein wrote "A Boy Named Sue," the song made famous by Johnny Cash?
Runaway Floating Island
An inflated sculpture named "Is Land" was deployed at the Secret Garden Party music festival in Cambridgeshire, England.
Enjoy a new Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Friday Free-for-all segment at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Is it me, or are the rebuses getting better? Or worse?
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is sending back data that may indicate that the red planet has some flowing water during part of the Martian year.
"The Dow has lost nearly 1,000 points since the Smurfs rang the opening bell, in case we're looking to pin this on someone."
—Tim Siedell, via
Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Ray Horton recently sold his red 1999 Mercedes SL500 convertible to a Steelers cafeteria worker named Maurice Matthews for all the money Matthews had in his pocket at
The original caption says it's a statue. But it fooled me long enough to start searching for other pictures of future presidents posing with extra large animals.
Fine art is alive and well, and artists often incorporate the fun aspects of pop culture—particularly the geek side of the spectrum.