Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
Becky had a brilliant post a couple months back on vocab words. She recounted a segment she once heard on Rush Limbaugh where he said a person's vocabulary stops growing at the age of 25.
Yesterday I covered Alternative Christmas Tunes, including pointers to the Vince Guaraldi's soundtrack for "A Charlie Brown Christmas." But there's a great story behind Guaraldi
Kara's awesome post on A Charlie Brown Christmas inspired me to write about my favorite Christmas movies.
It's parasites week here at mental_floss, which we kicked off two days ago with the release of our newest video, "Attack of the Parasites." Now, while it's true that there are all
by David A. Norris
Even in the midst of the Civil War, there was still one thing the North and South shared—a serious addiction to caffeine.
If you're a little heavier and more hirsute than you intended for the holidays, perhaps you're considering stumping as a Santa.
The Top Ten Heartbreaking Gadgets of 2007.
In case yesterday's story on horrifying parasites didn't leave you sufficiently creeped out, Chris Weber is here to tell you about seven more creepy crawlies.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Jean-Baptiste van Loo.
We've all made those offhand comments: "This job is killing me," "I'd rather die than go to work this morning," and my personal favorite, "This job is sucking my wil
At Christmas time, my family traditionally engages in a mild battle of wills over what goes on the stereo.
Last week, we hung our 'Help Wanted: Interns' sign. Lots of strong and amusing responses thus far, but also several requests to extend the deadline, which was originally tomorrow.
At some point in the mid-nineties, I noticed it.
Years ago I worked in a cubicle next to a woman who played gospels tunes at a ridiculous volume on her computer all the day long.
10 Habits of Highly Effective Brains.