ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
Here's some more Filling Station fun at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
The mission to get Osama bin Laden.
You don’t get the nickname Monsieur Mangetout (“Mr. Eat Everything”) without earning it.
Purple Rain goddess Apollonia turns 52 today. To honor the most notable partner of the Purple One, we've rounded up an assortment of covers of the signature song from the duo's 1984 film.
Many women who are nine months pregnant wouldn't consider taking the Bar Exam in their condition.
For a guy who was a major pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll and rap, not to mention the music video, Louis Jordan is criminally underappreciated.
Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard retired in 1982. Then again in 1984. Enough, he said once more in 1987. And 1991.
Buying fruit juice at the supermarket is a surprisingly complicated task that leads to myriad questions. What’s really in that “100% juice”?
Today is WiFi Day (8-02-11)! I'm not sure how we're supposed to celebrate, but I'll throw out two questions for discussion:
On August 1, 1981, MTV launched at 12:01am. Below you can see the first hour of MTV, in six ten-minute chunks.
When we think of Jules Verne, we think of the genius behind 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or Journey to the Center of the Earth (my personal favorite of only because I read it first, at an impressionab
Cucumbers never grew well in the garden at my old home. But this year we broke ground for a garden in the backyard, unearthing flood plain soil that hadn't been cultivated in decades.
Brought to you by the makers of caffeinated coffee and toasted bagels, here's the Tuesday Test Time challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Syria has closed its doors to reporters since the Middle East uprisings last spring.
What do The Hangover, Ocean's Eleven and Zoolander have in common? They all contain brief appearances by familiar faces -- and all were also hits with viewers.