Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
In honor of today's Olympic marathon, here's a look back at the origin of the race, plus an explanation of the whole ".2"
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
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If you're new around here, on the 11th day of every month we run at least 11 '11 lists' (like '10 lists' but slightly longer).
This week, the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada won its first Olympic medal when 19-year-old Kirani James took the gold in the 400-meter dash.
Now that Mitt Romney has named his running mate, it's only a matter of time before we add Paul Ryan's name to one of these VP quizzes:
Remind me in
As an American, my knowledge of London is pretty limited -- you know, big city, Big Ben, big Olympics, yeah, I get it.
From Cindy, a really cool interactive picture maybe best described as an illustrated Wikipedia. It's incredibly detailed, and definitely a time waster.
This morning Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.
Sure, Olympians are crazy fit, but there's something about those indoor track cyclists that makes your jaw plummet to the floor. What is it? Oh, yes, their massive thighs.
You Bet Your Life was a radio game show at first, then moved to TV. Groucho Marx wasn't the first host, but he was the most successful.
We often think of American presidents as butts of jokes, the muses for mockery, and the subjects of satire.
Attack of the Parachuting Activist Teddy Bears
The situation in Belarus just got real.
During World War II, the Allies famously tricked Hitler into believing that the First United States Army Group would invade France at Pas-de-Calais.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Inmates Attempt Escape Disguised as Garbage
Sidney da Cruz and Carlos Pereira, two detainees at the Delegacia de Furtos jail in Curitiba, Brazil, had a great idea.