Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Installment #25: Turkish fortunes took a sharp turn for the worse in 1911-1912, as the ailing multinational Ottoman Empire was first attacked by Italy, then assailed by an Albanian uprising, while the
It’s probably the most painstaking, heart wrenching, and stress inducing test of dedication a marriage can face.
This is how we acquired new music in 1991. Lines at midnight! Comically oversized CD packaging! Actual stores!
Taking Lincoln Liberties
Let’s get a few things straight about our 16th president. Abe Lincoln was never abducted by two time-traveling California teenagers for a school report.
When the Chrysler Building was completed in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world -- for 11 months.
Editor's Note: This is the second installment of Bill DeMain's new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs.
1. The Battle of
It is now a deadly weapon in Mario Kart and a slapstick comedy staple, but how did the banana peel gets its reputation as such a threatening object?A Danger to SocietyBefore the discovery of its comed
Enjoy today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge:
Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.
The Secrets of Failure. We all make mistakes -the important part is how well we bounce back afterward.
Over half the U.S. is sweltering in a heat wave.
With a name like the assassin bug, you can be sure this is one tough insect.
Since the earliest days, humankind has pondered the end of the world. We’ve imagined messianic judgment days, cataclysmic comets, hyperspace bypasses, and Mega Maids.
From James, a stunning flash mob.
NASA's Space Shuttle program (formally known as the "Space Transportation System" or STS) saw 135 launches, beginning in 1982.
In south London, at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, it’s possible to walk up to a metal strip running along the ground in a courtyard and, stepping over it with one foot, straddle the world.