Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Last summer we ran a profile of Taylor Wilson in mental_floss magazine. Today the kid was at the White House!
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Forty years ago this week, the deadliest blizzard on record ripped through the lower Caucasus and into Iran, where it left 4,000 people dead.
Disneyland opened in 1955. Just two years later, the film below was shot. This footage has been in the vault, so to speak, since then; it was just released by Todd J.
Not all bookstores have cats: the big chains don't have cats, and some mom and pop stores keep their cats at home, so if you are allergic to cats, you can still find a place to browse for reading
Put on your mathematical thinking cap and take the Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Nichelle Nichols talks about breaking barriers in television.
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Mars has long fascinated people. One of the few objects in the night sky to show a visible color and the only one that wandered, it was a natural draw.
Matt Groening created "The Simpsons," and as we all know, Homer Simpson is the patriarch of the family. Well, Homer was the name of Matt's dad too...but he wasn't a doofus.
Some things are just purely human, it would appear.
A lot of people are afraid of snakes and the fear makes total sense, even if most snake bites aren't lethal. As it turns out, they can actually send you back in time.
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The other night, I watched a YouTube video featuring a woman standing on her bed, holding a cat upside down by its feet, then repeatedly dropping the cat onto the mattres
Chances are, if you live within radio frequency range of most any major city in the U.S. or Canada, you DO know Jack. But you probably don't know much about the man behind the voice of Jack...
Monday Monday, so good to me... Enjoy a new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
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