Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
In 1953, Elvis Aaron Presley was an 18-year-old senior at Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
Various people had their hands on it, but the credit for the bulk of the pledge goes to Francis Julius Bellamy , a Baptist minister from New York.
For the month of January I'm bringing you a great lecture every weekday.
Yes the time for fireworks has passed us, but seriously, save this video link from Cindy of fireworks in Iceland, play it on a big screen next year, and that's all you'll need!
The cover story for the new issue of mental_floss magazine is The Most Important Questions of 2012.
The cause depends on who you ask. The ancient Greeks thought hiccups were violent emotions erupting from body.
Reader Jane emailed to ask about the origin of the phrase "slush fund." Lucky for us, Mark Longo answered that one a few years
Humans aren't the only ones who enjoy playing video games.
Kitten Playing Duck Hunt
Claire was only three months old when she learned to play video games.
It’s a New Year, which means 12 new months to observe some offbeat, obscure and just plain odd holidays. Like these!
January 7th: National Old Rock Day
Have you thanked a veteran rock today?
To follow up on my 13 Awesome Miniatures post, here's 9 more that I wanted to share with you guys. If there's one you like a little more than the rest of them, let us know in the comments
Reader Nate asks, "Why do TV and Radio stations on the east have W and on the west have
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Yesterday reader Nyghtbeauty asked, "What’s so special about 'the cat’s pajamas'?" We decided to find
V.S. Ramachandran is a neuroscientist of the peculiar.
Every year since 1989, the National Film Preservation Board declares a selection of movies to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," and therefore worthy of being recog
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