Yawning is so contagious that it can spread to dogs and monkeys.
The internet has embraced the story of Brendon Grimshaw over the past couple of weeks. Grimshaw did what so many dream of doing: he bought an island.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge needs but a number for its "solvation." Good luck!
Identify the missing number in this sequence:
2, 2, 4, 12, 16, ?, 86,
A "ring of fire" solar eclipse will be visible Sunday on the west coast of North America and most of Asia on Monday morning.
The word pleonasm describes phrases that use more words than necessary to get across a point. Sometimes a pleonasm is used for effect. Other times it's just redundant.
Today happens to be the birthday of tons of famous musicians.
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Pocket-sized multitools are a dime a dozen, but the Swiss Army Knife is an icon.
Ken Burns, creator of innumerable documentaries including The Civil War and Baseball, is the subject of a new short film about the nature of stories and storytelling.
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!
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