Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Before Canada Day is over, let's send out a video tribute to our friends to the north. Canadians are known for their pride, hospitality, and sense of humor. Especially their sense of humor.
So here's something you probably didn't know: If you're ever in a pinch for a microphone, to record something quickly when the quality doesn't really matter, you can always use a p
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, which means we're in for some lectures about fireworks safety.
Got some time to kill and an internet connection? You've got hoaxes! The Hoax Archive (aka Museum of Hoaxes) catalogues historical hoaxes by both date and category.
Having grown up in Florida, I can attest to the fact that there's a lot of weird stuff hiding in the undergrowth out there.
On Fridays, 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.
Heart Attack Lecture Interrupted by Heart Attack
Dr. William Phillips, a cardiologist in Lewiston, Maine, gave a lecture on heart disease at a building near the Central Maine Medical Center.
About 9 months ago, Kara and I composed a lunchtime quiz about the 2011 Chevrolets but realized that we never evened the score with a puzzle about Ford.
First off: Happy Canada Day!
9 Fourth of July Myths Debunked.
It's Thursday night, which means it's once again time for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
It’s not always a trained negotiator who talks a potential jumper off the ledge. Sometimes it’s a shock jock, a rapper, or a hotel maid.
1. Howard Stern Keeps Caller On the Line, On the
We’ve heard plenty (probably too many) athletes try to become musicians. But what happens when it goes the other
I'm not a teacher, but I came across this excellent video by teacher C.G.P. Grey explaining his system for organizing and managing his teaching life.
We see fossil reconstructions or illustrations of species that have come and gone and we sometimes say, "Come on now, that can't be real!" Or maybe you don't, but I have, because t
The daily mentalfloss.com Brain Game has been around a few years now, and it amazes me that we've been allowed to even reach the 26th entry in the Really, Really Bad Rebus series.