The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
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We recently discussed a few unusual units of measurement, including the Wheaton (500,000 Twitter followers) and the milliHelen (the quantity of beauty required to launch a single
Buttered toast always lands butter-side-down. A cat always lands on its feet. What would happen if you attached toast to a cat's back, butter side out?
I got on a roll after compiling yesterday's Presidential Middle Names quiz, so here's a related Think Thursday challenge for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Women Spies of the Civil War. They also serve who snoop and risk their lives away from the battlefield.
More misspelled food. And some more. So Stupid you have to laugh.
Remember the time you held a raging party at your house when your parents were out of town? Susan Ford did that, too.
Lin-Manuel Miranda came to my attention when he rapped about Alexander Hamilton.
Whether with The Beatles, Wings or solo, Paul McCartney has given us scores of classic songs that will live on through the ages, as long as music is enjoyed.
Last year I pointed to some machines that turn themselves off -- these are called "Ultimate Machines," and generally take the form of a box with a switch.
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At some point during each NFL season (or protracted NFL lockout), fans are bound to hear an announcer mention that the Green Bay Packers are “owned by the people of Gre
Only in Iceland would someone wear a dead guy as pants.
I've always been fascinated with the concept of hidden rooms and secret passageways. That's why this article featuring 10 such architectural surprises was so fun to read.
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"No matter what happens at the site, DO NOT CRY." A Japanese medical worker kept a diary after the earthquake, now available in English.
There aren't many places where names are first come, first-served, but actors' unions are one of them.
I attended a pretty buttoned-up Catholic grade school and high school, so no major catastrophes ever took place in our cafeterias.