The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
When boxing great George Foreman introduced his now-famous grill in 1994, it was billed as the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine - an indispensable cutting-edge kitchen tool that
Here's some classic animation for your Monday morning: a 1946 Disney short about an opera-singing whale, entitled The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.
On the 2001 New Zealand census, 53,715 people listed their religion as "Jedi."
[Source: The New Zealand Herald. See previous Numbers of the Day
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. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
We've looked to VBS.tv and its TOXIC series in the past for unconventional, gonzo-style reports on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the Salton Sea.
The secrets of Psycho's shower scene. Including one great big secret you've most likely never heard before. (via Metafilter)
How to Train a World Cup Referee.
My editor Jason has periodically brought up this topic in brainstorming sessions over the years, but I always figured the popcorn smell was a quirk of his dog, Bailey, and not an actual phenomenon (so
Chipotle has a creative new plan to turn spam email into healthier school lunches.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Sure, John Wall might have gone #1 in the NBA Draft this week, but let's see him try some of these amazing shots.
Steve Martin beat the press to the punch by releasing his own tour demands on
Someone once told me Shakespeare was boring. I doth verily beg to differ. Or differeth. Or something.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Performed by The Beatles in 1964. Oh, there's lots
Stephen Hawking is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable theoretical physicist, but let's take a look at five things you might not know about the longtime Cambridge professor:
Mickey Mouse is so famous, you can easily call him "Mickey Mouse" in all but the most remote areas of the world and know that people understand what you're talking about.
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.