Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
When you consider the fact that few people can even build structurally sound sandcastles (myself included), it's easy to see just why sand art is such an impressive medium.
"¢Â The origins of ketchup were apparently not tomato-based at all. And the origins of "catsup"?
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.
Through the 1992 games, most Olympics would feature a few demonstration sports, with no medals up for grabs.
I don't know about you, but I'm a fast eater. I can spend two hours preparing a lavish meal, and still I'll wolf it down in under twenty minutes.
Our ninth annual 10 Issue hits newsstands next Tuesday, and to celebrate we'll be previewing it here all week.
History lessons on the American Civil War tend to focus on its depressing aspects: a divided country, rampant gangrene, and Ken Burns appear prominently in most classes.
Brain Game regulars know that anagrams and numbers are two of my favorite subjects for creating puzzles. Today's challenge combines elements of both of these.
What it's like to live on food stamps as your only source of income. When welfare is limited and jobs are scarce, those least able to weather the storm are going to fall through the cracks.
When a 16th century European blacksmith finished making armor that was impervious to firearms, he fired a shot at the breastplate, denting it.
I live with a self-confessed TV marathoner, and right now we're plowing our way through The West Wing.
Parents everywhere probably know these songs all too well "“ the ones your kid sings over and over at all hours of the day and night.
The buzz continues for The Pluto Files, coming to NOVA on March 2!
When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).
Music videos are an art, and they, like many art forms, had a golden age -- and it ended about ten years ago.