There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
If you're a geek of a certain age and inclination, you remember the Monster Manual -- a compendium of monsters for Dungeons & Dragons, including vital statistics (does the monster breathe
This past year, like every year, many celebrated and significant people left us – an eclectic group, from Alexander Haig to Gary Coleman, from Lynn Redgrave to J.D. Salinger.
The tobacco mosaic virus may be a devastating plant blight that destroys over 125 types of crops, including tomatoes, tobacco and peppers, but it also could increase the lifespan of a typical lithium
In order to attend to family matters, Brain Games is closing up shop for the rest of 2010.
Cahokia, America's Forgotten City. Hundreds of years before St.
We've gotten a lot of requests to get active on Tumblr. OK, two requests. And really, they were just questions.
For the last 36 years, tuba (and euphonium) players all over the world have gathered to celebrate the holiday season by playing traditional Christmas tunes together.
A colleague of mine, the YouTube sensation Lisa Nova, scored a rare, personal interview with Jane Fonda last week after the two connected via Twitter.
Here are some behind-the-scenes tidbits about a handful of holiday small-screen favorites.
Meet your winners!
This _flossy pair did the entire QR code hunt in a staggering 30 minutes!
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this month.
Some of you might be wondering why it's been a few weeks since there's been an installment of Talking Pictures.
As promised, here are your four starting locations, brought to you by the good folks at our favorite NYC pizza chain, Two Boots!
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I love the holidays, especially all the traditional preparation involved: baking cookies, decorating the house, trimming the tree, buying Christmas presents and all the rest of the rituals.
Last night, talk show host Conan O'Brien revealed his holiday decorations (which includes Godzilla, King Kong, and the Christmas UFO) while wearing a Santa Claus beard composed of tree lights.