In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
I came across a band (well, two guys) and I think you should listen to them; they're sort of a mixture of Simon & Garfunkel, the Jayhawks, and Gillian Welch -- in other words, somewhere i
In most hotels around the world, if water is pouring down from your bathroom ceiling, and you film it and post it on YouTube, you might get a a personal meeting with the GM, a big-time apology, and yo
Happy February! Here's a quick Wednesday Wordplay puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
What Should Stephen Colbert Do With His $1 Million in Super-PAC Money?
If you, like me, learned everything you know about football from Friday Night Lights (the TV series, not the movie. Duh.), you probably watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.
In 1979, Philip Glass wrote a solo piano piece called "Mad Rush" (a piece of "indefinite length") in honor of the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to North America.
After several ballots, we have a winner in last week's Name Our New Printer contest.
So I'm up in Seattle this week, staying at a hotel some blocks from the original Starbucks (which, it turns out, isn't REALLY the original, but rather the second location, which was situated
Some knowledge of the 50 state capitals will go a long way toward solving the Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck!
Who parks a car better, men or women? A new study suggests what you've known all along.
The annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl on Superbowl Sunday will feature a kitten halftime show.
With so many churches around the world, it stands to reason that some will end up unused from time to time. But there's no reason to call in the demo crew.
Last week I came across a long-lost film by Jim Henson from 1963. Here's a companion piece featuring Jerry Juhl, Henson's longtime collaborator.
Our shiny new gadgets (and one teen wizard) are proving once again that human beings are really easily breakable.
This is both adorable and a tad freaky. I hope Hollywood doesn't come knocking and turn her into some freak on display.
Mary Roach is thoroughly awesome: she's funny, whip-smart, and well-read. In other words, she's one of us.