Presidential retreat Camp David is named after Dwight Eisenhower’s grandson.
Joss Whedon is developing a live-action Marvel super hero TV series called S.H.I.E.L.D.
The unofficial fashion rule can be traced back to some snobby millionaires over 100 years ago.
For those who have accepted spills and stains as a part of daily life, designer Kristine Bjaadal's tablecloth concept could be a lifesaver.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
"Friendster doesn't fit in with President Bush's Internet strategy."
This 2004 BusinessWeek article examined how John Kerry and John Edwards leveraged Friendster to boost their ca
It’s that time of year! Here's a look at all of the fascinating college classes you wish your school put on the course list.
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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a
You know how people make lists of unusual town names to send out as a joke via email? I got one that had a list of "noisy" towns.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is a bit more involved than most, but it's still easy to play.
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.