The clean, pleasant smell that accompanies rain falling on dry ground has a name— it’s called petrichor.
Before he was driving Miss Daisy, helping Andy bust out of Shawshank or making gadgets for Batman, Morgan Freeman starred in the The Electric Company from 1971-1977. He was, of course, badass.
In today's "feel old again" news, the classic song "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners turned 30 this week. The original single was released on June 26, 1982.
Heather Poole is the author of Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet. We begged her to reveal 10 workplace secrets.
Why is America’s favorite game show consolation prize called “Turtle Wax”?
Benjamin Hirsch started mixing up batches of his special formula liquid car polish in his Chicago bathtub in 1945.
Less than a month to go before the opening of the London Olympics, and we are halfway through the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay that takes the Olympic Flame through all four countries of the United Kingd
Kara and I are hosting a mental_floss session (Trivia! Puzzles! Prizes!) next Thursday at the "End of Time" Mensa American Gathering in Reno.
Billy Mays, America's favorite infomercial star, died three years ago today.
Metaphorically speaking, to open a can of worms is to examine or attempt to solve some problem, only to inadvertently complicate it and create even more trouble.
The Google X laboratory unveiled an artificial intelligence computer that can learn new concepts from raw data on the internet.
Big Think has interviewed a staggering array of smart people, and is posting micro-interviews on YouTube. For tonight's viewing, I thought I'd collect five favorites.
If the Gogo Flight Tracker is accurate, I'm writing this at 31,083 feet. I'm also kinda bored and looking to justify including my in-flight wi-fi purchase on tomorrow's expense report.
Bad News: You Cut Your Finger.
Good News: That Might Have Been Your First Step Toward Saving A Life.
This kit is one of the most brilliant ideas I’ve seen in a while.
In this brief video, Minute Physics shows a visual proof demonstrating why ?R² gets you the area of a circle.
Back in 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, we were regaled with stories about the monstrous 12,000 calorie daily diet that American swimming sensation Michael Phelps consumed while gearing up for the
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