The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.
I'm on a conference call and curious, but it would be rude to do the research. (Posting this of course is not at all rude.)
President Lincoln's funeral train in Philidelphia near the start of its 13 day journey from Washington to Springfield.
The Overview Effect is a term describing the cognitive effects of viewing Earth from space.
When you sidle up to your sweetie for a smooch beneath the mistletoe this year, try not to think too much about the provenance of the plant's name.
Need a gift for that ultimate Super Nintendo fan you know? Look no further than this ebay listing, which contains all 721 SNES games ever made for the United States, Mexico, and Canada, for a mere
New York City has been called many things—“The Great American Melting Pot,” “Gotham,” “The City that Never Sleeps”—but its most famous nickname, without a doubt, is “The Big Apple.” But where did this
Here's a brand new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge - #150 in the long-running series.
The Best Literary Quotes Ever Tattooed. They must really have a deep meaning, at least for the one person who decided to keep each one forever.
17 Uncomfortable Moments Under The Mistletoe.
Spooky but mesmerizing: a real-time map of of births and deaths in the United States (click on the image to get to the map itself).
Very cool: "Super Mario Beads 3," a suburban stop-moti
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The commercial Christmas card as we know it originated in London in 1843.
Time for your daily mind-blow. In this four-minute video (tsk tsk!), Minute Physics explains why the night sky is dark, and in turn tackles the more interesting question of why space itself is dark.
Installment #48: As 1912 drew to a close, Europe seemed to be teetering on the brink of war.
Making a gingerbread house is a fun and traditional craft for the holidays, but there's no reason why crafting with gingerbread should be limited to architecture.
Every year, a few weeks before Hanukkah begins, eminent scholars don their formal academic robes and convene in one of the great Gothic halls at the University of Chicago to present their arguments on