The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's...Some Dude?! A night in the lives of real-world super heroes. (via Metafilter)
Why do people confess to doing things they actually didn't do?
1. Let them eat lobster! In colonial America, lobster wasn’t the delicacy it is today. In fact, it was so cheap and plentiful, it was a staple for prisoners and servants.
One of my favorite things when watching "Mythbusters" is when they go to the slow-mo camera.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
It’s a bit unbelievable to think that Barack Obama would hold a White House wedding reception for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but something just like that happened almost 150 years ago when Abraham
Who are the men behind the Man? Check out these great galleries that explore life inside the Secret Service.
Philip Levine, an American poet, was appointed this week to the poorly paid, less-than-powerful, yet somehow-still-lofty position of United States’ poet laureate, triggering a cacophony of questions f
The TV series Law & Order caught on and spawned Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: SVU.
So let's say you've got a webcam, some photos of a celebrity, and a Computer Science degree. Why not make a celebrity facial puppeteering system?
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.