E.T. was a finalist for TIME’s 1982 “Man of the Year.”
It's Thursday, meaning it's time once again time for our late crowd to GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
Many popular TV shows would have been totally different had the executives stuck with the actors from the pilot
Mayans grew cacao trees in their backyards, blending the beans with vanilla, chili pepper, and achiote to make a bitter, spicy drink known as xocoalt.
Artist Tim Liddy works almost exclusive in oil paintings. But these aren't your typical oil paintings of pastoral scenes or abstract shapes.
Surely you're familiar with Max Roach, the fantastic jazz drummer. Oh, you're not?
A grilled cheese sandwich is a staple food for children because it's simple, quick, and cheap to make. Kids like simple food, and an American cheese slice on white bread is as simple as it gets.
And now, in living color and stereo (where available), the mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents: Think Thursday!
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When the American West was settled, railroads and farmers put up barbed wire fences, and ranchers tore them down.
Daniel Johnston is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and visual artist...who happens to suffer from crippling bipolar disorder.
The comic strip Garfield has endured since 1978, when Jim Davis invented the lovable triad of Garfield, Odie, and their owner Jon Arbuckle.
If you ask Christine Sismondo about prohibition, she'll tell you it didn't have nearly as much to do with alcohol as it did with trying to close down the saloon.
At your typical American shopping mall, one in every 11 stores is currently empty — the highest vacancy rate in a decade.
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As General Muammar Qaddafi continues to evade the Libyan rebels who chased him out of Tripoli last week, there has been some tongue-in-cheek speculation about the poss
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