The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
Randall Munroe ponders the optimum number and configuration of urinals in a men's room for the International Choice of Urinal Protocol.
Today's "Late Movies" is a bit like David's "Tuesday Turnip" column -- I searched YouTube for the phrase "worst ever" just to see what I'd find, and man di
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.
Today is a rather painful day in American history - the day the first three accused women were brought before the court in the Salem Witch Trials.
I just came across a great New York Times piece on the mail service in the Victorian era.
The casual fan generally needs a program to keep track of all the players at a spring training baseball game. After all, it's not every day that Billy Crystal bats leadoff for the Yankees.
If you turn to page 9 of the March-April issue of mental_floss, you'll find a great photo of the magazine in its natural habitat, sent in by reader Sarah from Mountain View, California.
Animal lovers often debate whether or not it's acceptable to turn a wild animal into a domesticated pet.
Stock up for spring!
When someone sees you wear the Aurora Watch by designer Jihun Yeom, they'll think you're wearing a watchband that the actual timepiece
For most people, the word "fjord" conjures up thoughts of Scandinavia and the majestic, frozen North.
Ready for another sneak peek from the all-new 10 Issue? This one comes straight from our piece 10 Amazing Ways Video Games Can Change Your Life.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
So many reasons why the internet will fail. A essay from 1995 bemoans the lack of all the things we've managed to come up with since then. (via Boing Boing)
How to wash your hedgehogs.
You never know what secret passions people have, and where it will lead them. For instance, did you know Sir Isaac Newton invented the Cat Door?