Neil Harbisson is an artist who was born with a rare form of colorblindness called achromatopsia -- he sees everything in grayscale. The typical "colorblindness" we talk about is more of a color confusion in which some colors blend with others, or it's hard to distinguish between certain similar colors. So Harbisson's condition is unusual to start with. What makes it rad is that he wears an "eyeborg," an assistive device that reads colors in front of his face and plays musical tones in his ear. This... READ ON
For being such rare, magical creatures, gold medals seem to get second-rate treatment once they land in the hands of Olympians. You’d be surprised how many athletes either misplace them or shove them in a sock drawer. Here are a few athletes who got a little more creative with theirs.
1. Carl Lewis: His Father's Casket
Nine-time track and field gold medalist for the... READ ON
Read the instructions carefully to solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge. Good luck!
What's the only non-obscure, six-letter
English word that contains two
different letters used three times each?
Here is the ANSWER.
Thanks for playing! Tomorrow, it's Think... READ ON
21 Stunning Examples Of Impeccable Logic. The kind of logic you find when you let millions of people share their thoughts with everyone online.
Why Some Families of America’s Olympic Athletes Are Broke. Years of training expenses, travel costs, and equipment cost a pretty penny and aren't even tax deductible
One lightning strike in New Brunswick killed 19 head of cattle. That was half the herd gone in one freakish fell swoop.
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. Infinite... READ ON
We’ve featured geeky wedding invitations, nerdy wedding dresses, funny wedding photos and more, but now it’s time to enjoy delightfully dorky wedding rings – and a few nerdy engagement rings as well.
1. Made From A... READ ON
Beloved public radio personality Garrison Keillor turned 70 years old today. Best known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor is an accomplished author, storyteller and humorist. Here, six videos that encompass the spirit and career of Keillor. Happy Birthday!
On the Moth: Lessons in Swimming
The story begins with the sad tale of his drowned cousin, which prompted his mother to sign him up for swimming lessons.
On Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
Keillor discusses his... READ ON
Stockbyte/John FoxxBefore Curiosity landed on Mars, the main topic of discussion among amateur astronomers was the blue Moon that is scheduled to make an appearance on August 31. The widely accepted definition of a blue Moon is a full Moon that appears twice within a calendar month. But that description is actually based on an error that was printed in a 1946 issue of Sky and Telescope magazine. The writer had misinterpreted the term when it was used to describe lunar phases in some old issues... READ ON
Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.