The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.
Where did we get Dick from Richard? Why is Bill short for William?
Born and raised in California, I am a huge fan of my home state's ecological diversity.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. One of these numbers is already provided for you.
The latest incident of how an online community can band together to help someone in the real world involves Metafilter members who kept two Russian girls from becoming sex slaves when they arrived in
Venice is a city known for its stunning art masterpieces and its architectural marvels, for its famous canals, for being the birthplace of Vivaldi and a haven for classical music and opera lovers.
I'm big on lists and schedules - I love crossing things off and find comfort in scheduling my tasks (I know, I know ...
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Travel can be exhausting, but perhaps it would be less so if your luggage doubled as a seat ...
From Rachel (and a bunch of other people, though hers was the first I read), a site called Jim'
Everyone likes to see celebrities before they were famous, but comedians are a special breed.
I spent a lot of time playing Ms. Pac Man and Frogger at Skateland when I was growing up.
Yesterday Laura Drapac and Dave Koen paid a visit to the mental_floss retail store in Chesterland, Ohio. They made the trip from Denton, Texas.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
In the opening credits of The Simpsons, Bart is usually (but not always) shown writing something on a blackboard at school, presumably a punishment for his schoolboy antics.