The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
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
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 do newspaper headline type and the New Deal have to do with the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles?
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.
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
This keeps happening! A couple of years ago, my very funny pal Michaela Watkins joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.
King Tut’s Family Secrets.
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
Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (1871*-1945) died just over 65 years ago, yet her artwork remains popular today.
We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game.
Sadly, today is the anniversary of the day Princess Diana died 13 years ago.
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).
Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed a hot air balloon with the massive figures in the Macy's Day Parade?
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
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