Greetings from Louisville! Will, Mangesh and I are here for IdeaFestival. Yesterday, Mangesh spoke to some of the nation's smartest middle schoolers, who grilled him in a lively Q&A.
Most intelligence agencies in the U.S. government were formed to solve specific problems, or evolved from preceding organizations. There wasn’t always an FBI, for example.
It's Saturday. It's hot in my workshop. Let's enjoy an upbeat tune with a jaw-droppingly good fan video.
From my friend Alexis, "a strange, well-written, utterly chilling story with a haunting central image: that of a Japanese prodigy performing to an American audience on Nov.
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, originally published in 1886. Dr. Jekyll developed a potion that turned him into an evil man named Mr. Hyde.
News From the Springfield Precincts
The election is still several weeks away, but at least we know how Homer voted:
My Favorite Phrase of the Week: Diamond-Filled Asteroid Crater
On Earth, we get snow, rain, fog, hail, and sleet, and all of them are basically the same thing: water. For a true change of weather, you need to go to other worlds.
Today, shoppers around the world are smearing fingerprints and oily faces against the glass walls of Apple stores, peering in, waiting for doors to open and iPhones to be sold.
If comedy was like a run for president, then the hallowed halls of Saturday Night Live would be the White House.
There may be no more important tool of espionage than the camera. It’s ideal for blackmail, collecting information, stealing documents, and reconnaissance.
Art "Restorer" Wants Royalties
Remember Ecce Homo, the Spanish fresco of Christ that was made into a cartoon after an amateur restoration effort?
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Say hello to Rebecca, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
Ralph Lauren Hires First Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley.
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 movies, have something in common.