J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
Two weeks ago, I wrote about librarians busting moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." In that post, I mentioned the 2008 Book Cart Drill Team Champions, Santa Monica's Well-Stacke
As a big Beatles fan, I sure wish I was there 46 years ago when the Fab Four appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
On April 26, 1986 a massive accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what is now the Ukraine.
Advertiser-supported entertainment is nothing new.
There was a fascinating article in the New York Times the other day about violence in the Philippines and its thriving karaoke culture -- and the deadly problems that can crop up when it comes to Fran
For most of us, college donations entail little more than occasionally dropping a small check in the mail after receiving repeated pleas for cash from our alma maters.
In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi
The image above is undoubtedly impressive, but the really amazing thing about the picture is the fact that this place doesn't really exist.
Today's Brain Game is open-ended; there are several dozen correct answers, and your job is to find just one of them (preferably one that someone else hasn't already offered in the comments).
Missile Silo Confessions: Living on the Edge of Armageddon.
If you weren't looking, you probably missed it, but the latest issue of mental_floss magazine made a cameo tonight on the hilariously smart CBS hit: Big Bang Theory.
OK, I have a confession to make: I'm a big wuss and I love Joni Mitchell.
We had a hard time narrowing all your amazing captions down to 10, so... we went with 14 finalists. Remember now, only one vote per person. May the best horse
The Hollywood Walk of Fame celebrates its 50-year anniversary this week.
Editor's Note: Reader Andrea recently asked if we could cover the history of traffic lights. Here's what we had in the archives.