When asked if Abe had any hobbies, Mary Todd Lincoln said, “Cats.”
The internet is full of flowcharts. But a lot of them are designed for strictly ridiculous or ironic purposes.
I posted a roundup of Peeps dioramas called Heaps of Peeps back in 2007 and Peeps Imitate Life in 2009.
Here's an amazingly excellent idea for a mash-up: a theatrical production of Terminator 2 re-written in the language of Shakespeare.
Every Thursday is Think Thursday at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Jim and Dorothy Sprague wrongly believed they'd won $4.3 million in the Colorado Lottery; their six numbers matched the winning numbers printed in their local paper, the Pueblo Chieftan.
The Real Housewives of Wall Street. Rolling Stone lays out who the bailout funds went to and how they profit off them. (via Fark)
Kazimierz Piechowski escaped from Auschwitz.
In 1993, former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty found himself at the center of a case being argued before the United States Supreme Court.
With the recent popularity of the Bronx Zoo Cobra, I thought it was a good time to check out some other zoo animals that received celebrity status during their heydays.
During World War II, Disney created propaganda for the US government. The cartoons dealt with subjects as varied as income taxes, the daily life of Nazis, and military tactics.
I just got back from a week in the Netherlands (and Belgium and Luxembourg) and my head's still spinning -- from the jet-lag, heavy beers, and dizzying awesomeness of that part of the world.
In Oregon, our House chamber is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. This 50/50 split has been the topic of some concern, as bipartisanship is now required to pass critical legislation.
• First things first: when did this tradition with the bunny start? Most of the candy imagery we're familiar with today - rabbits, ducks, chicks, etc.
Wednesday Wordplay has arrived, and it's more than happy to be here.
A report on Gabriella Giffords' recovery.
Like the ice cream trucks of yesteryear (I hear they're still around, but not in my neighborhood), food trucks roam around cities bringing delicious goodness right to people.