The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
I've watched the snow fall all day long. I'm content to stay inside and watch, but there are those who take full advantage of snow's slippery properties on sleds or skis.
Whether it's becoming Wonder Woman or, you know, Oprah, many beauty queens have parlayed their time on the pageant circuit into bigger things.
Winston Churchill had one of the most immediately recognizable faces of the 20th century, and you probably know all about his triumphs as a statesman and orator.
Mexico is home to some of the deepest, most complex cave systems in the world, but the Cenote Angelita is notable not only for its size but for its incredible underwater river systems.
Since yesterday was the day we celebrate her birthday (we don't really know for sure when it was and neither did Joan), our puppies would like to share a few facts with you about Joan of Bark.
Ready to feel really old? In this video, some French-Canadian kids are presented with technology from the 80's and 90's.
If you ever wondered what the coolest lake in the world is, wonder no more. It's called Lake Vostok, and it's in Antarctica.
Neo and Tuxedo are Boston terriers who've already become famous thanks to their skateboarding video and their shopping video.
There's no shortage of typography content on the web. And the internet is brewing over with everything Star Wars-related.
Twins Born in Different Years
Madisen Carin Lewis was born at 11:59 PM last Friday. Her twin brother, Aiden Everette Lewis was born a minute later by cesarean section in Rockford, Illinois.
Thanks for giving the Friday Free-For-All a shot. The mental_floss Brain Game will return on Monday.
A stay-at-home mom gives "a warning from the front lines." Making choices between kids, career, or both is harder than ever when your preference can backfire on you years later.
As we kick off 2011, it's common to look back at the highlights of the previous year; the highs and lows, the things that inspired and entertained us and how we lived for the past 365 days.
Every year, Lake Superior State University releases its banned words list based on overused words and phrases for the year.
College football fans will get to enjoy the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night, but before Auburn and Oregon take the field a few more bowl games will give us our pigskin fix.