It’s the smell of chemical defenses and first aid.
This is the first edition of our new afternoon links round-up. The problem is, we need a name. Something to make it stand out from the 27,000 afternoon links round-ups that came before it.
We've posted photos of gorgeous libraries before, but we just can’t get enough of these stunning book repositories.
Don't worry, you won't need a passport (or a sporting event program) to solve the Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
The Artist might have been Uggie's 15 minutes, but here's a more comprehensive study of the 10-year-old Jack Russell's showbiz career.
Do dead people crave donuts?
Installment #14: In the years leading up to the First World War, the European Great Powers competed in a number of ways, ranging from colonies to armaments to trade and finance.
Groucho Marx is unmatched in wit and humor. But one of his most poignant moments wasn’t remotely funny, nor was it caught on camera like so many of his one-liners and zingers.
The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was officially incorporated in New York on this date in 1912.
From Wikimedia Commons: Picture of the Pitch Drop Experiment from University of Queensland featuring the current (2007) custodian, John Mainstone (picture taken in 1990), two years into the life of th
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Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Games challenge is a brand-new Monday Math Square.
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Today LIFE.com is featuring previously unpublished photos of Hitler's Bunker and the ruins of Berlin.
Anchorman director Adam McKay wants to rem
San Francisco photographer Sharon Beals is here to remind us just how beautiful birds' homes can be.
This past week I spent some quality time in the children's section of the Wayne Public Library.
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