In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
Written by Marianne Faithfull and David Courts (1999)
Performed by Marianne Faithfull
Just like athletes before a big game, politicians and their camps often have superstitions leading up to big elections.
1. Obama Shoots
Wikimedia CommonsThat’s all, folks: The 2012 election is finally over.
Mentalfloss.com Brain Game regulars know that your humble research editors have been going through the harrowing process of moving into a new home, a feat which has involved us transporting not only o
Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week. Enjoy!
No "I Voted" stickers at your polling place?
No election cycle would be complete without a debate over whether the Electoral College should be abolished.
Even if you're not living in the United States of America right now, it's hard to ignore that it's Election Night.
Susan B. Anthony Voted 140 Years and 1 Day Ago
And after she did so, she was arrested.
Second Place Is First Loser
How do you get over losing a Presidential election?
Photo Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems
On October 31, the Mars Curiosity Rover indulged in a tradition honored by party people everywhere: the self-snapped photo, which the
You may have heard that today is Election Day.
In 1956, French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse created The Red Balloon, a fantastical short film in which a boy (played by Lamorisse's son Pascal) discovers a sentient red balloon.
1. The last time a Republican was elected president without a Nixon or Bush on the ticket was 1928.
2. Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for voting in the 1872 election (for Ulysses S. Grant).
William Henry Harrison, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa.
In 1809, William Henry Harrison, then governor of the Indiana Territories, was negotiating the Fort Wayne Treaty to secure native lands for white
Everyone knows that parrots can mimic human speech. So can a few other birds, including ravens and starlings. But it's not just birds that speak up.