Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
The fine folks at Everything is Terrible have made the hilarious enshortening of crappy movies into an art form.
Don’t send the kids out of the room just yet. This isn’t a story about the birds and the bees, but one about Mike Yurosek and his lumpy
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?
So Minneapolis-based food magazine/blog The Heavy Table came up with a great idea: to take a look inside celebrities' refrigerators. First up: Prince.
You can thank the success of Transformers 1 & 2 for the plague upon your movie houses that’s to come. Hollywood knows a good formula when it sees one.
On average, French adults consume 2.71 alcoholic beverages a day—less than half as much as their relatives did a half-century ago (5.65 drinks/day in 1957).
Related Fact: That 2.71 figure includes
My only surviving grandmother is one of the liveliest ladies the world has ever seen.
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The men’s NCAA Division I hoops championship game is tonight, and we can’t tell you whether UConn or Butler is going to win. We can predict two things, though.
He gets us every year.
The work week is upon is again, so here's the Monday Math Square, a puzzle designed to get your noggin in gear to help you kick things off.
How Slavery Really Ended in America. An argument of logic and law determined how the Union Army would handle a case of slaves who approached them for asylum. (via Metafilter)
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
This is an incredible video that I wish I had more context for - suffice it to say the end result is concentrated sunshine melting a rock.
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A nice time-lapse photo where you control the day and night via your mouse. Does it make you feel powerful? It is DAY! And now NIGHT!
A really interesting video on what motivates us.