In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
This weekend's Genius Challenge will challenge your creativity as well as your smarts.
In a city (LA, holla) overflowing with strikers and "collateral damage," unemployment is on the agenda. After a period of what production people call hiatus (e.g.
[There's still time to get your vote in if you haven't already! We'll lock this one down at noon Sunday.] Thanks to all who entered our 4th Caption Contest.
by Stacy Conradt, Laurel Mills & John
The responses to Randy's post on crappy work incentives are so great. My favorite kind of humor.
I was trying to find the public bathroom at Macy's the other day -- no easy task in any department store; why is that? -- when I ran across the employee lounge, and this sign.
As promised a couple weeks back, today we present Tom Toce's extremely clever and very challenging word puzzle composed mostly of cryptic clues and a few straight-up anagrams.
If you're just joining us, we're in the middle of a serialized video contest giving you the chance to win $25 toward WHATEVER YOU WANT in our store.
I'm a relatively recent convert to The Wire, an HBO TV series that is consistently described as "the best show on television," despite its small viewership compared to other series.
Blitzen Held Hostage
Someone has stolen a decorative reindeer from outside florist Christine Small's shop in England, and left a ransom note demanding Â£56.60 for Blitzen's return!
The Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2007.
So this week I met a woman who works as a narcotics detective and also heads the canine unit. She loves her job--mainly because her black lab accompanies her everywhere.
[We'll start the judging at 8am Eastern Time Friday morning. Get in those last-minute entries
I need a hand. Six of them, actually. I'm willing to offer a free mental_floss t-shirt to the first three people who nominate themselves for this covert operation.
After my post on pop groups who appeared on TV shows - your comments reminded me (or taught me) about a few more examples. Okay, you twisted my arm...