The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
We have tons of 24 hour businesses these days, but few people have ever ventured to stay in any of these places for a full 24 hours.
Sun dogs (aka parhelions) are surprising visual phenomena which look like halos around the sun, or in other cases "false suns" some distance from the real sun.
There's a shelf in our Ohio office where we store books that would make nice prizes. That shelf is full, so I've been asked to ramp up the giveaways.
What do you get the Commander-in-Chief who has everything? Let's look back at some of the more interesting gifts presidents have received.
1. George W. Bush: Raw
There was a time when water fights were much more civil.
In each entry below, the number 2 stands for a two-letter sequence that repeats in each word. Here's an example:
In this sample, the 2 represents AN, and so T2Z2I2 equals TANZANIAN.
10 Notorious Criminals Proven Innocent After Execution.
A small can of uranium ore goes for $34.95 on Amazon.
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Say hello to our new spokesbaby, Lydia Louise Conradt! You can see what other baby paraphernalia she's endorsing in the kids section of the mental_floss
Hanging out at the water park is a great way to beat the heat as the summer's temperatures rise, but take a lesson from the folks in these videos: It's not always as easy at it looks.
Since Tina Fey's 1995 commercial for Mutual Savings Bank has recently surfaced, I thought it would be a good time to revisit a few other commercials celebrities made before they were big names.
Graboids are the fictional creatures featured in the movie Tremors (and its many sequels).
The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors, but how well can you put them in a straight line?
1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency.
We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game.
Most medicines and over-the-counter products have names that sound like unintelligible strings of chemical jargon, or sound like they were born in a focus group.