The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
Surely you're familiar with Max Roach, the fantastic jazz drummer. Oh, you're not?
A grilled cheese sandwich is a staple food for children because it's simple, quick, and cheap to make. Kids like simple food, and an American cheese slice on white bread is as simple as it gets.
And now, in living color and stereo (where available), the mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents: Think Thursday!
NOTE: I rephrased the text of this quiz after several comments, so please ignore comm
When the American West was settled, railroads and farmers put up barbed wire fences, and ranchers tore them down.
Daniel Johnston is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and visual artist...who happens to suffer from crippling bipolar disorder.
The comic strip Garfield has endured since 1978, when Jim Davis invented the lovable triad of Garfield, Odie, and their owner Jon Arbuckle.
If you ask Christine Sismondo about prohibition, she'll tell you it didn't have nearly as much to do with alcohol as it did with trying to close down the saloon.
At your typical American shopping mall, one in every 11 stores is currently empty — the highest vacancy rate in a decade.
Related Link: The stories behind 20 mall staples.
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As General Muammar Qaddafi continues to evade the Libyan rebels who chased him out of Tripoli last week, there has been some tongue-in-cheek speculation about the poss
You visit this blog every day (and if you don't, why the heck not?!). Sometimes you notice the ads on the page, sometimes you don't.
Do you want to make a website, but don't know how to do all the techie stuff...or know just enough to make a super-crappy site?
Wednesday Wordplay is the challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Today, the seventh entry in our popular new Filling Station puzzle series.
Six years later, a Katrina survivor talks about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her experience led her to a project involving veterans and their experiences.
The recent Libyan uprising has resulted in many serious consequences for Muammar Qaddafi — including the revelation of the various tchotchkes found stashed away in his private compound.
In part one of this series on the origin of state park names, we had park names with stories behind them. In part two, we found out why some names are scary or depressing.