Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
Hoarding at a certain point becomes a health risk and fodder for reality TV.
When I started researching the history of Animaniacs, I contacted creator Tom Ruegger to see if he could fill in some gaps. I expected a few sentences in response to my questions, but Mr.
Today the Piano Man turns 63. To celebrate, here are ten of his greatest hits (my favorites), arranged in chronological order.
The Linguistic Association Between Testicles and Valor
Juliet Lapidos explains the connection between ballsy and courageous.
The Olympics Require Extreme, Rigorous, State-of-the-Art Performan
Installment #16: On May 9, 1912, the mounting tensions between Britain and Germany claimed a high-profile victim, if only in the professional sense, with the resignation of Count Paul Wolff-Metternich
Rory Sutherland is one of my favorite TED Talkers (ahem, "Speakers").
When I posted 7 Fairy Tale Castles, there were quite a few castles that didn't make the cut.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a Word Ladder puzzle named after an old Ned Miller song.
Pop culture fads evolve and change, until you forget where they started.
Over on Instagram, we've been taking pictures of things and offering up slightly amusing facts about them. So far we've toured a grocery store and public library. Next up: Toys R
AC/DC is pretty cool. Ukuleles are also pretty cool. What happens when you combine them? Totally awesome videos of people playing AC/DC songs on ukes!
That Old Write-a-Book-and-Bury-it-for-Discovery-by-a-Mogul Ploy Is the Oldest Trick in the Book
Kathy Hepinstall wrote a book that she wants Oprah to read.
It may look like an odd coupling, but race horses and goats have been befriending each other for centuries.
Some animals have it made. Their whole day revolves around eating and having sex (and, to be fair, trying not to get eaten themselves).
In Japan, it's an end-of-year tradition to sing "Ode to Joy," the final movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.