Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
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Lincoln Sadler eyes one of his favorite fishing spots, Great Rock, from a distance, but times his approach around an oncoming boat so as not to reveal the rock’s secr
The Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, and for the first time since 1977, no fiction titles won.
From a Zombie invasion to a March Madness app infecting all our cellphones, governments are preparing for the worst.
1. A Zombie
In this 6-minute video, scientists show what plankton look like -- when photographed through a microscope.
I directed a short video starring Hongbing.
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For generations, entrepreneurial kids have set up card tables in front yards to sell ice cold drinks to passers-by.
Dogs image via ShutterstockDogs seem to stick their heads out of moving cars almost any chance they get.
As has become the custom here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, we open the work week with a new Monday Math Square.
By some estimates, 25% of college students take some kind of psychotropic drug as a matter of course.
For years, art historians debated on whether or not the painting above, entitled Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses, was the work of famed impressionist Van Gogh.
Here are some tragic, hilarious, and off-color examples of products that really exist—and don’t always mean what their manufacturers think.
Installment #12: On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m., the ocean liner RMS Titanic, en route from Queenstown, Ireland, to New York City, accidentally rammed an iceberg, tearing a series of holes in the si
Definitely my favorite link this week: an ?elderly man in a nursing home reacts to hearing music from his era?.
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