About one in every 2 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.
In November of 1960, JFK was elected president. Three years later, he was assassinated in Dallas. But Richard Paul Pavlick had gotten close enough to kill JFK first.
Installment #11: In the years leading up the First World War, weapons technology advanced with such breathtaking speed that it became impossible to imagine what combat in the next war would actually l
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.
Ready to get fired up about America's space program? Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson drop some knowledge on the history of NASA and current spending priorities.
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This isn't exactly what tourism bureaus want you to picture when you hear a town or region's name.
Kidnap Victim Saved by Twitter Followers
Lynn Peters of Johannesburg, South Africa, sent out a Tweet that her boyfriend had been kidnapped Sunday night.
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge:
Unscramble the letters in
to make a two word phrase.
Here is the ANSWER.
The Countess of Rothes was the most distinguished of all the Titanic passengers, and the only one with a title.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.
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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
In this fourteen-minute TEDxBoston Talk, uber-geeks Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel talk about what they've learned from processing 5 million books (or 500 billion words) via the Go
In case you missed the first two installments in this mini-series, here’s the ‘60s post and yesterday’s ‘70s post. Today, of course, we move on to the ‘80s.
Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine recently released a list of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids.
Many years ago, my mother got a fortune cookie that said, "You got the wrong cookie!" That particular message has cropped a couple of times since then.