E.B. White of Charlotte's Web fame is the "White" of Strunk and White.
You may not know who Ole Kirk Christensen was, but you see the effect he had on pop culture (and architecture) every time you find yourself in the toy aisle at Target.
Matthew Weathers is a math professor at Biola University, and he likes a good gag.
I just typed "iPad" into the mental_floss back-end search engine and was amazed to discover that we haven't yet written anything substantial on this possibly game-changing device.
I got a very nice email last night from a librarian in New York.
The biological order of primates includes humans, apes, and monkeys. It also includes prosimians, which are smaller, more primitive animals that we recognize as cute enough to be our relatives.
These are all phrases which, when spoken aloud, sound similar to the names of certain Major League Baseball teams. An example?
Photographer Noah Sheldon recently toured what remains of Biosphere 2, Arizona's ambitious, once-thriving experiment in closed-system ecology. (Also see the movie Biodome.
Unpaid internships are a handy way for employers to get free labor, often illegally.
It was only a matter of time before we got to this.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.
Jeremy Bernstein (a professor of physics and occasional journalist) brings us a nice recollection of playing chess with Stanley Kubrick, covering the Fischer/Spassky chess match for Playboy using a ps
After Duke beat West Virginia to advance to the National Championship game, I approached our regulars with story ideas.
I love old houses.
Other than the armor and a few stray hairs, this guy looks like someone you might see walking down the street.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. One of these numbersÂ is already provided for you.