Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
I completely missed out on Tuesday's earthquake. I was riding public transportation in Philadelphia and uncontrollable shaking is to be expected.
Hollywood is formulaic, as you all know. The three-act structure is so tried and true, few movies risk venturing out into untried territory.
Every now and again, a fellow _flosser texts me a question I just can't answer—either because I don't know the answer, or because of the medium's draconian character limit.
Self-proclaimed "recreational mathemusician" Vi Hart has posted an excellent short film explaining the science and mathematics of sound, frequency, and pitch.
When you see these names, you tend to say to yourself, "Does that mean what it sounds like?" In most cases, no.
We're ready for some football here on Think Thursday.
Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple yesterday.
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by Allen St.
When I came across an amazing* acoustic cover of Michael Jackon's "Billie Jean" performed by Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden and Audioslave), I thought it would be fun to locate a dozen v
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Here's a fun way to spend four minutes: watch astronauts explain explain the little details of life aboard the Space Shuttle.
The above video contains scenes from 48 movies. It's one of the coolest mashups I've ever seen, period.
• Few foods have gone through the kind of transformation the eggplant has.
Five years ago today, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of its planet status, a damaging blow to Plutophiles across the galaxy. I'm wearing this shirt to mark the occasion.
Here's hoping you enjoy today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge from the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.