The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
This is one of the most elaborate pranks I've ever seen.
Happy 118th Birthday to Mary Pickford!
In the TED Talk below, Jane Poynter discusses her experience living for two years (plus 20 minutes) in Biosphere 2 in the early 1990s.
Dustin Hoffman's 42-year stage and screen career is legendary.
Middle school music classes will offer you a trumpet, flute, clarinet, drums, and a few other everyday musical instruments.
There's something magical about an animal ignoring all of its instinctual programing to become friends with a species that would ordinarily be its enemy.
This brilliant, fun music video from France does several difficult things at the same time:
1) it perfectly captures my nostalgia for old video games
2) it makes you feel sorry for obsolete technolo
Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game.
American States That Might Have Been. To think how close I came to living in Transylvania! (via Metafilter)
Babies have sensory experiences even before birth.
Okay, I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying that Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a really bad movie. We know this.
If you're anything like me, you have exactly enough time in the morning to get out of bed, shower, throw on some clothes that vaguely go together and, if you're lucky, grab a bowl of cereal.
I love Snopes.
We had a record number of players this month, and a record number of 100% correct submissions on Day 5! Nicely done, gamers.
When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).
"¢ Olive oil is one of civilization's oldest foods, dating to at least the 10th century B.C.