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Fire + Tornado = Oh Jeez

Chris Higgins

So I've seen a tornado form, and, like an idiot, just stood there staring at it -- until it started moving towards me, at which point I ran, and felt the wind pushing at my back, until I was abou

At the Libraries: Cakes Inspired by Children's Books

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

What's in a Nickname? The Origins of All 32 NFL Team Names

Scott Allen

What do newspaper headline type and the New Deal have to do with the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles?

Are drugstores taking over the world?

David K. Israel

A friend named Stacey, who I grew up with, recently snail-mailed me the map you see above. She documented 8.76 miles of Rte 130 in New Jersey, from our hometown of Cinnaminson to Burlington.

Brain Game: Sandy's Square Dance #4

Happy September, everyone. Sandy's Square Dance involves "word pictures," which use a square as a point of reference. The contents of each square is a clue to an answer, and all three a

Why SNL Will Be Funny Next Season

Ransom Riggs

This keeps happening! A couple of years ago, my very funny pal Michaela Watkins joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Morning Cup of Links: Fighting the HOA

Miss Cellania

King Tut’s Family Secrets.

The Number of the Day: 1014

Jason English

If you combine the electoral college results of the 1980 and 1984 elections, Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale 1014-62. Related Fact: Reagan also posed for this great photo wit

The Last Survivor of the Late Pre-Raphaelites: Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale

Andréa Fernandes

Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (1871*-1945) died just over 65 years ago, yet her artwork remains popular today.

How Did You Know Jimmy Luth?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game.

The Quick 10: Princess Diana

Stacy Conradt

Sadly, today is the anniversary of the day Princess Diana died 13 years ago.

One More Odd Thing I Just Learned About Fish

Matt Soniak

When I’m not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).

Balloons That Won't Leave You Deflated

Jill Harness

Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed a hot air balloon with the massive figures in the Macy's Day Parade?

Documentary: Fermat's Last Theorem

Chris Higgins

Fermat's Last Theorem is one of the most famous math problems in history, as it remained unsolved for well over 300 years -- and Fermat himself, before his suicide, had written a margin note clai

The Surprisingly Interesting History of Margarine

Ethan Trex

How well do you know your margarine history? Let’s take a look at the origins of the butter substitute, and the dairy lobby's attempts to defeat

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