Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
Time for another installment of book- and library-related
With incidents of severe water scarcity expected to rise substantially as the global population grows and fresh water supplies diminish, scientists are scrambling to come up with effective solutions t
Last month, the Northwestern athletic department garnered national attention when it shipped two 7-pound purple dumbbells to about 80 college football writers across the country.
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As a result of the recent riots, British Prime Minister David Cameron has come forth and declared that social media is the enemy.
A little shameless self-promo today... My son has started a series of video reviews for Wired's GeekDad blog. You can see the latest, a review of ThinkGeek's iCade, below.
It's easy to see why 3D is popular from a movie studio perspective: it allows theaters to charge fifteen bucks for a flick that would normally bring in just eight or nine (in LA prices, at least)
A Sunday evening brawl at the New Welcome Church in St. Elmo, Alabama, involved at least a dozen people and left one woman with a stab wound.
We wrap up another week with Free-for-all Friday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Give this question a try, and good luck!
When viewed from the air, the grounds of which
A three-part article follows a story of international adoption gone wrong. The upshot is that throwing money at a problem sometimes makes it worse.
This is Jonathan Stark’s Starbucks Card and he wants you to use it to buy yourself a coffee. Really, he does.
If you ever find yourself trapped in a pen with a bull and you happen to be wearing your favorite lucky red cape (what? you don’t have a lucky cape?), never fear.
It's Thursday night, _flossers, meaning it's time for everyone's favorite version of The Late Movies: GUESS THE THEME! All the songs below have something in common.
Now here's something special: a 35-minute documentary by Vivian Kubrick (who was then 17 years old) about the making of The Shining.
Kim Jong-Il, the villainous dictator of North Korea, has reportedly decreed that all waitresses working at prestigious restaurants must undergo eyelid surgery to make them appear more “Western.” We’ve
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I’m not the biggest superhero fan, but for some reason I am very engrossed by the incredibly detailed graphical breakdown known as The Illustrious Omnibus of Super Powers.