Homepage MF slider




6 Traits Humans Inherited from Monkeys

Humans didn’t evolve from modern monkeys, but if you trace the branches of our family tree far enough, you’ll realize that we share a common ancestor.

13 Great Jack Nicholson Quotes for his 77th Birthday

Erin McCarthy

Jack Nicholson turns 77 today. Let's celebrate with some of the actor's wit and wisdom.

7 People Whose Death Notices Improved Their Lives

Mark Juddery

These folks, falsely declared dead, came out stronger on the other side.

12 Discontinued Boy Scout Merit Badges

Mark Mancini

Aspiring Eagle Scouts no longer sew these patches onto their merit badge sashes, much to the chagrin of taxidermists and almond farmers everywhere

The First Earth Day in Boston, Philly, and NYC

Chris Higgins

The Missing Links: The Afterlife of Movie Sets

Colin Patrick

The Most Popular Girl Names in Each State Since 1960

Jason English

A wonderful GIF showing the top girl names in each state created by Reuben Fischer-Baum.

21 Things You Didn’t Know About 'Rushmore'

Rudie Obias

10 Real Intersections With Unforgettable Names

Miss Cellania

9 Words Created by Spelling Other Words Backwards

Arika Okrent

“Semordnilap” is a word playfully coined by word-game lovers some time in the mid 20th century.

Caught on Camera: An Amoeba Eating Human Cells Alive

Jessica Hullinger

New stomach-churning video shows a microscopic parasite killing human cells by ingesting them, bit by bit.

20 Things You Might Not Know About Giraffes

Hannah Keyser

You know they're tall—the tallest mammals in the world, in fact—but here are 20 other fun facts about these leggy herbivores.

5 Drinking Games of Yore

Mangesh Hattikudur

Who knew drinking games had such a long and sozzled history?

Who Originally Said "I'm Not A Doctor, But I Play One on TV"?

Kara Kovalchik

Much like “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!”, “I’m not a _________, but I play one on TV” became a catchphrase that outshone the original product it was designed to promote.

Morning Cup of Links: Explore Westeros

Miss Cellania