The dot of the letter "i" is called a tittle.
Reader Brit asks: "Is there any rhyme or reason to calling a road an avenue, a boulevard, a street or a lane? Is it just at the discretion of whoever names the
The characteristic green tint is by design, for a few reasons.
There's nothing funny about fires in Colorado and a heat wave across the United States. But maybe watching somebody else's forecast will make you feel better!
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In 1984, a 7th-Grader Wrote This Letter to President Reagan
"Today my mother declared my bedroom a disaster area.
Pretty much ever since humans discovered flight, we’ve been strapping animals into our new devices just to see what would happen.
Over the last 330 years or so, we’ve launched dogs, cats, chimps, m
(Modern Scantron test sheet; photo by Josh Davis, used under CC license.)
We learned this week that Michael Sokolski, a soldier, engineer, and inventor of the Scantron, died on June 13.
For nearly two centuries, powdered wigs—called perukes—were all the rage.
Every summer, movie season collides with merchandising mania to create a perfect storm of licensed nonsense.
Miss Holocaust Survivor Pageant
Hava Hershkovitz was crowned Miss Holocaust Survivor in the first pageant of its kind last night in Haifa, Israel.
Try for a bull's eye with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
How did the internet react to the Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare? With memes and image macros, of course!
An Internet Family Vacation.
Until Mitt Romney names his running mate, you're going to be hearing a lot about potential vice presidents.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME! All the following TV shows have something in common.
David De Lossy/ThinkstockYou might not realize it while you’re frying them sunny side up on a Sunday morning, but chicken eggs (and those of other birds, and reptiles) are some pretty sophisticated pi
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.