Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.
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If you were very bored one day and built a 3D model of the state of Connecticut, then ran your hand along the top, you’d get to a place, just north of the town of Granby, where yo
Usually, pencil shavings are a mere byproduct of artwork made with pencils, but artist Marta Altes knows that just because most people throw something away doesn't mean you can't make art ou
If you got your hands on a new tablet this holiday season, your next move should be downloading the mental_floss magazine app.
It's that time of year -- strings of tiny lights are everywhere, and families are wandering around, checking out those lights.
A fat man in a red suit may have shimmied down your chimney overnight to leave presents (or, if you were naughty, coal) under your tree.
People are strangely fascinated by what other people eat, and even more so when that other person is the president. Here are 10 Christmas dinner menus from presidents past and present.
Whether you’re buying them for your kids or yourself, you’ve surely noticed that Barbie dolls, action figures, and other toys often come packed in their own tiny Fort Knoxes, with layers upon layers o
Whether or not you celebrate Christmas or enjoy the acoustical stylings of Carly Rae Jepsen, I think we can all agree on one thing: Thank goodness we don't live across the street from any of thes
Not much about life in the trenches of World War I is very festive.
Thomas Nast began drawing Santa as early as 1863.
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MC Frontalot’s toilet paper factory rap (wrap?) created for Sesame Street taught me many things I did not know and always wondered ...
In this Maker Faire talk from 2010, Adam Savage explains how he went from being a billiards player to a prop-maker to a special effects master, and ultimately a MythBuster (among much else).