The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, WI.
NASA unveiled the New Blue Marble photograph of the Earth last week, which drew some criticism for setting North America front and center.
At Super Bowl XV in New Orleans -- my first Super Bowl -- wildman defensive lineman John Matuszak of the Oakland Raiders nominated himself as a most unlikely Bourbon Street chaperone.
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Earlier this week a team of scientists from several universities and the US Geological Survey released a study documenting the dramatically declining numbers o
It's Thursday...it's late...it's time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments section.
For everyone who is or was a teen, here are some scientific explanations for why they behave that way.
Television is one thing that unites people across the country, in that almost everyone watches at least some.
One of the items on sale is the Wall Coaster Extreme Stunt Kit, which is the closest we're going to get to having a giant Plinko board in the office. Here's what you can do with
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a
© John A. Angelillo/CorbisAdmittedly, I haven't paid as much attention to this year's Super Bowl as to previous NFL championships.
In this short documentary by Jason Scott, we see a beautiful work of sculpture/installation art made by Matt Parker, Albert Hwang and Elliot Woods.
ARCHIE CARPENTER/UPI /LandovPunxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which apparently means there's six more weeks of winter.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is a math puzzle. It's not that tough, however, so give it a shot. Just please make sure to read the instructions in full.
They're not endangered, they don't chuck wood, and they're not all that great at predicting weather.
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