At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
In 1913, Eleanor H. Porter published a young adult's book, Pollyanna, about a girl who finds the good in everything.
Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, "How did the US states get their names?" This week, we'll be tackling the origins and meanings of the names, 10 states at a time.
Today's fun internet trick: YouTube Time Machine.
1. Madison Hobley
On January 6, 1987, Madison Hobley was awakened early in the morning by a blaring smoke alarm.
Famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven began to lose his hearing around the age of 25. By the time of his death, he was completely deaf.
Before I disappear on paternity leave, we've got a few old contests we need to settle up.
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 (the red square). One number is provided for you.
Some say bypassing a higher education is smarter than paying for a degree.
Founding _flosser Mangesh's wife Lizzie gave birth to their first child on Sunday, a happy and healthy boy named Henry Narayan Hattikudur.
As mentioned yesterday morning on Wait, Wait!
by Megan Wilde
1. Where do chickens come
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
I have a thing for pie graphs, and this one showing the most common jobs portrayed in movies (jaded cop, anyone?) is well worth a look.
We spent the summer of 2001 chastising Gary Condit, mourning Mr. Belvedere, and pardoning Microsoft.