There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
Why Are Finland's Schools So Successful? “We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test.”
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Rise of Shaky-Cam.
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There will be a new new trophy awarded to the winner of this year's Iowa-Iowa State game.
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Is it possible for a human being to catch a speeding bullet in his mouth? For centuries, magicians have been convincing audiences that it is.
by Jeff Fleischer
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia earlier this afternoon and was felt up and down the east coast.
In 1984, ice cream truck driver Michael Larson set a record by winning $110,237 (a combined total of cash and non-cash prizes) in one appearance on the game show Press Your Luck -- and he did it by ga
When I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, the most unusual thing about any of the restaurants within a 10-mile radius of my neighborhood was that one of them had a free gumball machine in the entr
The art of quilting grew out of the very practical activity of making warm bed covers, often out of recycled fabrics.
The second day of the workweek brings with it Tuesday Test Time here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Benevolent Maize and Ogre-Fart Chilis.
It's an annual tradition. Well, it's an annual tradition if you don't count 2006, 2008 or 2010—but it should be an annual tradition.
In Hollywood, big box office returns typically give an actor immense power. By that token, Frank Welker should have more sway than Will Smith, Nicholas Cage or Harrison Ford.
You probably used water colors back in school, but Ebru is nothing like the watered-down paints seen in so many elementary schools.
Aaron Cohen over at Kottke.org pointed to another awesome How It's Made clip, this time about toilet paper -- a.k.a.
I was expecting the last day of D23 to be the biggest because of the Marvel presentation, but it was actually the quietest day yet.
I'm sorry to say, comic book geeks, nothing earth-shattering