Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
Time For Another Round of Everyone’s Favorite Game: “Stock Photo or Disgustingly Overpriced Masterpiece”
Surely that photo shown above must be the former, correct?
• The origins of the word mayonnaise may be derived from mahonnaise, for the Spanish port of Mahon, where the French defeated the British in a 1756 naval battle.
Joel Stein's new book Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity hit stores yesterday. On Friday, we're going to give away a copy.
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Last year Chris Higgins put together some touching and heartbreaking clips from Henson's memorial services.
Today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game asks you to choose between four commonly-misspelled words that end with the letters "ABLE." Three are spelled corr
How the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit. You can't fool all the people all of the time.
A new trailer for the Ridley Scott prequel Prometheus is out, and it shows aliens!
In my life off the Internet, I live in Philadelphia, where I was born and raised.
That Nuclear Disaster Could Have Been A Real Kodak Moment
The bankrupted camera company apparently had a whole bunch of dangerous material – and barely anyone knew it.
Whether You Love This I
There are times when one big word can more effectively do the job of two words. These are not those times.
Last Thursday, This American Life LIVE played in movie theaters around the US, Canada, and Australia, beamed live via satellite from a stage performance in New York City.
Chicken nuggets and pizza, right?
Did you know that today is Peace Officers Memorial Day?
Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge:
Only two U.S.
How to Give a Commencement Speech.
Reddit must have like 50 million readers. A few hours ago, Alatorr gave us a shout out halfway down this thread about the most intellectually stimulating websites.