ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
Modern treasure hunting isn’t all maps and shovels—it takes science,
by Dan Greenberg
Nobody ever claimed a visit to the doctor was a pleasant way to pass the time.
In September of 1973 I turned 15 years old. Now I have a daughter who is 15 and she watched the Video Music Awards with the excitement I might have had over a stadium concert back in the day.
If you're a big fan of Troma Films, then you'll be happy to hear that they're releasing 150 of their movies on YouTube for free.
A Modern Day Moonlight Graham
Remember the old guy in Field of Dreams that made it to the big leagues as a young man but never got an official at-bat?
Who put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp? Who put the -stan in Afghanistan? I don’t know about the former, but we can thank the Proto-Indo-Europeans for the latter.
1. Whether or not you have kids, you were one at some point. Can I get your help compiling a list of the best children's books? There must be some parents out there looking for reading material.
Frankenfossil in Custody Battle
In a complicated court case, Eric Prokopi imported the bones of a Tyrannosaurus bataar to the U.S. and told customs officials it was worth $19,000.
Say "hi" to Shelly, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.
The seven best and the seven worst new fall TV shows. The only one I'm inclined to watch will be on PBS.
Savanna the cheetah cub gets a new playmate her own age.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's SWEEPING the nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips, in this case movies, have something in common.
I Can’t Believe “Walk the Line” & “Wear Black” Aren’t On Here
It is, after all, a to-do list written by Johnny Cash.
Bringing Down the Big Red Giants
Check out these awe-inspiring shots
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
So there's this asteroid, 99942 Apophis, that will make a "close approach to" (read: "near miss of") Earth in 2029 and possibly again in 2036.
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