Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Happy Bloomsday!! If you're not a James Joyce aficionado (or if you're not familiar with obscure holidays), June 16 is the day all of the events in Joyce's Ulysses take place.
I'm very excited to introduce the newest member of the mental_floss team, Swarthmore's Will Treece! Will's going to be helping us out this summer. Here's his
There was a time when movie props were worthless. When a film wrapped, the studio would often recycle props and costumes for use in other films, or sometimes simply throw them away.
I've been in plenty of Monopoly games that dragged on for hours, with one or two bankrupt players sitting on the sidelines, bored to death.
You may already be aware of the paper toy craze sweeping the Web. But for all those who aren't, consider this an introduction.
"¢Â The initial domestication of grapes took place in antiquity in what is now southern Turkey.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country.
Only one three-letter word can be placed after each of the following letters to form common four-letter English words.
Ain't No Grave was Johnny Cash's final studio album, and its title track is a powerful farewell from a music legend.
Don Ritchie has spent fifty years trying to prevent suicides at the cliff top where he lives. He's managed to talk at least 160 people out of ending it all.
Tomorrow, people all over the world will be celebrating Bloomsday, a holiday named for Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce's Ulysses.
3D printers have been around for a while.
For some mice, life produces anxiety—where to nest, which bag of chips to chew through, how to escape human detection.
Join us and our friends Wil Wheaton and Vlogbrothers John and Hank Green and help protect net neutrality.
Step 1) Get educated by watching this video:
Step 2) Go to SaveTheInternet.com and t
It's been many a week since my last "weird website of the week," but that's because it's all about quality, not quantity, people!