There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
Science fiction has long been imagining what the future will look like—flying cars, robotic servants, Terminator-like vision—and nothing, not even Santa Claus, has been exempt.
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The History Behind New York City’s Most Iconic Holiday Decorations. And for those of us who didn't know they were iconic, a nice introduction.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below, in this case songs, have something in common.
Pete Souza/White House
After TIME named Barack Obama its Person of the Year, it released a series of photos by Pete Souza—which included the adorable photo above, of the president pretending to get
This Helped Me TODAY When I Went to Get Lunch
I still got drenched.
Scientists have named plenty of species after celebrities.
On the weekend before Christmas, you may be off work and ready to celebrate with friends before the whole family gets together.
Copenhagen Suborbitals is an organization hoping to launch humans into space, using a D.I.Y. attitude -- they are a self-proclaimed open source, nonprofit space exploration company.
Tis the season to be getting the cold and flu.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is appropriately holiday-themed.
You'll love this: a big collection of festive, goofy, proud, or baffled dogs, all wishing you a Merry Christmas in photographs.
McKenna Pope's crusade to get her brother an Easy Bake Ove
Only in the movies...
It's been nearly a week since the massacre in Newtown, and Ann Curry's #26acts campaign continues to zoom around the internet.