Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
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Today's math/science nerd party: George Hart demonstrates how a set of magnetized square shapes will self-organize into a cube, when placed inside a plastic bag and shaken.
The races are strange, but the title refers to the boats. With a little ingenuity, you can build a boat, loosely defined as a "flotation device," out of anything!
1. Beer Can
Everyone should have at least a guess for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.
It sounds like an elaborate joke today — legendary acid rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix working as the warm-up for a teenybopper group like The Monkees?
Two baby black panther cubs were introduced to the public at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany, over the weekend.
Jerry Lewis was the first guest star to pay Batman and Robin a quick visit.
When a run-of-the-mill watermelon and a souped-up frankenmelon love each other very much, they come together and make a baby seedless wundermelon.Seedless watermelons are a lot like mules – sterile hy
Thank you so much to Julia Davis for filling in last week while I was out of town!
What’s a Papier-Mâché Statue of Tom Hanks Cost to Build These Days?
About $10,000 if you believe this Kickst
Sad news, detectives. Donald J. Sobol, the creator of Encyclopedia Brown, passed away on July 11 at the age of 87.
This 25-minute film explores what we've learned about Saturn's various moons via space probes.
Bob Ross said he made over 30,000 paintings in his lifetime. If he didn’t sell them, where did his army of happy clouds go?
Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories From Wayside School series is still a favorite of elementary-age kids, 34 years after the first book hit the shelves.