Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Waiting Out Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans. An eyewitness account of a woman who stayed put, now and during Katrina.
Storms and floods aren't enough for Hurricane Isaac.
by Brendan Spiegel
1. The Convention Turned
Alternate history, long popular with fiction writers, has also been explored by historians and journalists. Here are some of their intriguing
New Zealand hunkthrob band Flight of the Conchords recently recorded a brilliant new song, "Feel Inside (and Stuff Like That)," for charity.
Fan Video Games Are Much Better Than Fan Fiction
A recent Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") conducted by Dan Harmon, the recently-ousted creator of the show Community, inspired one fan to crea
You've probably heard that The Dude from The Big Lebowski is loosely based on a real guy named Jeff Dowd.
All countries have their own style when it comes to military recruitment posters, and even within one country, the style will change drastically depending on the specific branch looking for volunteers
While they might be bright red when they hit your dinner plate, crabs and lobsters are usually brown, olive-green or gray when alive and in the wild (at least in the mid-Atlantic U.S.; crustaceans far
How they got their names, and what they were almost called.
Carrots are mutants.
The Ballad of the Walled-Up Wife chronicles the story of hapless masons who are incapable of building a wall that will last.
Here's a new word ladder puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge:
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other lette
Parts of the script for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie were leaked online (and promptly pulled).
Flowers have long been a popular subject of artists and photographers, but when so many people have already portrayed the natural beauty of plants in so many different ways, it's hard to create s
In colonial times, it was considered ungentlemanly, corrupt, and downright sleazy to openly solicit votes through campaign speeches and advertisements.