Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
You probably know Jonas Salk as the man behind the polio vaccine. You may not know about his scientific rivalries, love life, and non-polio projects, though.
For five years, I lived ten blocks from my office -- my apartment and the office were both on Main Street, just a short walk from each other.
The May issue of The Atlantic features a fascinating article on how creative minds begin to imagine works of art.
As civil war rages in Libya, many observers are calling for Qaddafi to step down and go into exile.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. As we head into the holiday weekend, I've plucked a few topics from the archives. Happy
Lots of things are banned in Iran (though some are unofficially tolerated -- including all manner of books, tattoos, skinny jeans, Gmail, YouTube, Barbie dolls, Harry Potter, jorts -- they're eve
To commemorate the royal wedding next week, Brewdog is selling a limited edition run of 1,000 bottles of Royal Virility Performance, a specially brewed beer that contains Viagra, which is
It's Free-for-All Friday as well as Earth Day, so today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game focuses on the little blue planet that most of us call home.
Some people work better in a coffee shop than in an office or at home. It's either the distractions or the lack of distractions that fuel the creative fires.
Regardless of your feelings about smoking, I'm sure we can all agree that cigarette butts are pretty disgusting.
Tonight for the Late Movies, I'm trying something a bit different. Below is a collection of songs all with a common theme. In the comments, leave your best guess as to what that theme is.
Yesterday I linked to a Radiolab video about symmetry.
1. In the beginning, Tweety was pink. He was also named Orson.
It is once again a boom time for the titans of American business, with corporations posting high profits on eye-popping earnings statements; yet unemployment remains stubbornly high (with few signs po
Living in San Diego, I'm always shocked to find out just how many strange desert artworks there are within 100 miles of my home. It makes sense—the desert is a great place to put artwork.