In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
Installment #13: Since the time of the Trojan War, the narrow straits between Europe and Asia have been crossed by merchants and armies, diplomats and traitors.
Since so much will be written about Dick Clark’s tenure on American Bandstand and the Pyramid game shows elsewhere, we'll try to provide you with some Dick Clark stories you
Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the release of Doolittle, a landmark album by the Pixies that influenced boatloads of musicians in the ensuing years (though most musicians I know pretend they like
I’ve always loved flying, especially the approach to a new airport from above - the joy of discovering the runway and terminal design for the first time, etc.
Almost every item even remotely connected to Lincoln’s assassination, death, and funeral later found its way into some special collection.
“We will not appear unless Negroes are allowed to sit anywhere,” The Beatles said in a press statement on September 6, 1964. Halfway through a 23-city U.S.
• A bean by any other name … would still be a bean.
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It doesn’t happen to every single bug, but if you stumble upon an expired roach in the bathroom or a downed fly by the window, you’ll find that they’re frequently flat on
On March 26, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson participated in a talk on "Cosmic Quandaries" in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is filled with commonly-misspelled words that begin with the letter "E." Four are spelled correctly; one is not.
Manufactured outrage is just another example of political theater.
I don't know about you _flossers, but I just forked over a few hundred hard-earned dollars to Uncle Sam.
Want to contribute to a worthy cause and get your favorite celebrity to do something awesome and/or ridiculous? That’s the idea behind Charity Bribes.
Thanks to the internet, the world can sometimes seem awfully small.
The crowd at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this past weekend was treated to a “live” performance from an artist none of them expected to see up on stage: Tupac Shakur.