Deipnophobia is the fear of dinner party conversations.
In this stunning video, we see the best view yet available of NASA's Discovery lander speeding towards the surface of Mars.
You've surely heard the story of the Great Chicago Fire (which wasn't really started by a cow).
We’ve covered Europe's, Asia's, Africa's, North America's and South America’s most beautiful libraries; now it’s time to take a look at Australia and, while it isn’t technically a
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge follows:
Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.
Tropical storm Isaac is scheduled to hit Louisiana on the seventh anniversary of Katrina.
While the United States and Canada are friendly neighbors, things can change. And in 1927, the U.S. planned for just such a scenario.
We spent much of 2010 developing Split Decision, our party/trivia game of improbable pairings.
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard identified 57 areas that people who reached the higher levels of Scientology would be able to control.
Installment #33: By the end of August 1912 the situation in the Ottoman Empire was catastrophic, as ethnic conflict in the Balkans spiraled out of control, giving the Balkan League – a loose alliance
A very long but essential read by the fantastic Atul Gawande for the New Yorker: Can Hospital Chains Improve the Medical Industry? (You'll actually learn a lot about the Cheesecake Factory, too.
Remember that animated, professionally narrated version of Peter and the Wolf you saw as a kid?
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Neil Armstrong -- astronaut, engineer, professor, Navy pilot, and first man on the moon -- has died at the age of 82. He is best known for the words he spoke just after he set foot on the moon.
Google Street View is handy for finding places you're driving to -- but Google has been putting together a series of special "Street View" tours of places that aren't out on the st
Well this is just so many different kinds of fantastic I don't know where to begin: Alan Rickman makes tea in EXTREME slow motion. ?
From Tiny to Tinier: One GIF Zooms in on Bacterial Life.