Elmo is the only non-human to testify before Congress.
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper is famous both as a computer pioneer and for, at the time of her retirement (at age 79), being the nation's oldest active military officer.
Keep your eyes peeled for these writer cameos the next time you’re enjoying one of their movies.
1. Stephenie Meyer, Twilight. It’s a very subtle cameo.
The man who achieved television immortality as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy was born in Burlington, Iowa, on February 26, 1887.
If you live across the pond, you've likely seen the below Peugeot "Just Add Fuel" commercial (or should I say advert?).
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We approve of Moby's red carpet reading material. Who do we talk to about getting in the gift
As has become custom on Monday, today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a new Monday Math Square.
Find out the winners of the 2012 Academy Awards, and read what they said that was worth remembering.
Happy Academy Awards Sunday! Haven't seen all of the Best Pic nominees?
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In February 1969, Johnny Cash had a party at his house in Hendersonville, TN.
What were your favorite literary characters intended to look like? Casting directors will have their own ideas that sometimes do (and many times don't) add up with what we imagined in our minds.
© Peter Iovino/altafilms/handout/dpa/CorbisIn The Artist, George Valentin is a silent movie star who stubbornly refuses to change with the times and embrace talking pictures.
What do hamsters eat? According to these videos at YouTube, they'll eat almost anything, and they never stop being adorable while doing it!
Last month we discussed some of the strange ways people entertained themselves before television. Here are five more examples.
Your Before-They-Were-Famous-Authors Fact of the Day (via @mental_floss): Years before she published The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins wrote for several Nickelodeon shows, including Clarissa Explains
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