Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
We've looked to VBS.tv and its TOXIC series in the past for unconventional, gonzo-style reports on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the Salton Sea.
The secrets of Psycho's shower scene. Including one great big secret you've most likely never heard before. (via Metafilter)
How to Train a World Cup Referee.
My editor Jason has periodically brought up this topic in brainstorming sessions over the years, but I always figured the popcorn smell was a quirk of his dog, Bailey, and not an actual phenomenon (so
Chipotle has a creative new plan to turn spam email into healthier school lunches.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Sure, John Wall might have gone #1 in the NBA Draft this week, but let's see him try some of these amazing shots.
Steve Martin beat the press to the punch by releasing his own tour demands on
Someone once told me Shakespeare was boring. I doth verily beg to differ. Or differeth. Or something.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Performed by The Beatles in 1964. Oh, there's lots
Stephen Hawking is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable theoretical physicist, but let's take a look at five things you might not know about the longtime Cambridge professor:
Mickey Mouse is so famous, you can easily call him "Mickey Mouse" in all but the most remote areas of the world and know that people understand what you're talking about.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
In March, the city of Topeka, Kansas, unofficially changed its name to Google for a month in an effort to promote itself as an attractive destination for the tech giant to test its new fiber-optic tec
This BBC video from Bang Goes the Theory demonstrates that sufficiently powerful huffing and puffing will indeed blow your (poorly constructed) house down.
Longest Tennis Match in History
John Isner and Nicolas Mahut began their first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Besides being two words long, what property do each of the following two-word terms and phrases have in common?
list price,Â day school,Â chocolate milk,
bath sponge,Â dirty talk,Â lamp oil,