The Pittsburgh Penguins made Mister Rogers an honorary captain in 1991.
Image by Flickr user David Goehring, used under Creative Commons license.The phrase "drink the Kool-Aid" is common in American business and politics.
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Of the almost 200 current member states (and one observer state) of the United Nations, the British have, at some point in history, invaded and established a military presence in 171 of them.This is w
Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week.
Last night, Americans watched as Barack Obama won his second term as president. Watching that speech, I was reminded that we see both victory speeches and concession speeches every four years.
In the majority of the United States, one candidate gets all of the state’s electoral votes.
In the midst of Tuesday's mad rush of election news from all 50 states, one contest was largely lost in the shuffle: Puerto Rico's referendum on statehood, which could potentially make the C
Time to Pay the Piper, Will Ferrell
A crafty Imgur user has decided to call in his just reward from Will Ferrell, who made a series of lofty promises last week.
As a citizen of the net, I think it
Don’t be surprised if you hear a meteorologist refer to the nor'easter that’s about to hit the East Coast as “Athena.” They’re just following the example of The Weather Channel, which recently an
Photo of the 69th Infantry Regiment's armory in New York City by Wikimedia user Dmadeo, edited by user AndreasPraefcke.
When SuperStorm Sandy hit New York City last week, the Army National Gua
The Monty Hall problem is a logic puzzle named for the host of the gameshow Let's Make a Deal.
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