In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
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...
According to WNBC and Deadspin, the Mitchell Report names some big names (though not all the big names reported earlier).
Yesterday marked the 208th birthday of Karl Briullov, a great Russian painter. To celebrate, let's take a look at his massive masterpiece, "The Last Day of Pompeii."
Simon Quellen Field's book Why There's Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste is a fascinating read.
When I first got a cell phone (an early Sidekick), a new noise entered my life.
Spectator sports have a singular capacity to bring together disparate groups of people towards the common goal of cheering for a favorite team.
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.
Finally, a modern version of The 12 Days of Christmas that involves no singing and no repeating!
Reminder: The Geminid meteor shower promises to be the best meteor shower of the year tonight.