Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.
If you're ready to take our relationship to the next level, perhaps you'd like to follow mental_floss on Twitter.
Yesterday the US Men's National Team defeated Algeria 1-0 to advance to the next round of the World Cup. The stakes were dire.
Watching the NBA's annual draft gives basketball fans a chance to see the stars of tomorrow as awkward young rookies.
This month we once again celebrated the anniversary of the day in 1977 that VHS tapes (R.I.P.) were introduced to America.
by David Axe
For millions of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, the U.S. Navy no longer conjures up images of war games and nuclear submarines.
File this under Strange Moments Captured in Historical Stock Images.
Many of you hardcore HDYK? gamers have asked for a post like this in the past.
There were 94.5 million head of cattle in the US in 2009.
Today's weird science: Dr. Neil Shirtcliffe shows off substances that repel water in very surprising ways.
It's far too early to tell if this season will be warmer than most summers, but it's off to a good start, at least here in Michigan.
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A beloved and successful racehorse dies under mysterious circumstances. After 78 years, science finds that it was, indeed, equicide.
Moonage Daydream: The Rock Album as Science Fiction.
I was unaware of the dark side of the myth of Saturn (AKA Titan Chronus in Greek mythology) until I ran across a post on Atlas Obscura about a disturbing fountain in the middle of Bern, Switzerland.
A "Complaints Choir" is a community project in which people sing their complaints, generally about local issues -- transit, weather, and politics seem to make it into every choir's song
As a child I often imagined my dream home and what sorts of mind-blowingly sweet (not a word I use now) amenities it would feature.
Can you lick your elbow? Can you belch a Lady Gaga song or juggle forks while doing acrobatics?